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fundraiser Virtual 5km organised to raise funds for Women’s Aid following tragic murder of Ashling Murphy

The event will take place on Sunday January 23rd

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Ashling Murphy was attacked and killed as she jogged by a canal, in a crime that has sent shockwaves across the country (PA)

Ashling Murphy was attacked and killed as she jogged by a canal, in a crime that has sent shockwaves across the country (PA)

Ashling Murphy was attacked and killed as she jogged by a canal, in a crime that has sent shockwaves across the country (PA)

A virtual 5km to raise funds for Women’s Aid has been organised in memory of tragic murder victim Ashling Murphy.

The event, organised by Éilis Noonan, is set to take place on Sunday January 23rd at 4pm.

“We are gathering (virtually) next Sunday 23rd January at 4pm to run or walk 5k in memory of Ashling Murphy, who lost her life in an act of senseless violence on the 12th of January.”

“The proceeds of this fundraiser will go to Women's Aid and every donation will help,” the GoFundMe page states.

People can participate in the event by walking or running 5km in their local area. Those taking part can share the GoFundMe page with friends and family in order to accept donations.

Money raised will go directly to Women's Aid. They are a leading national frontline organisation supporting women and children subjected to domestic violence including coercive control in Ireland.

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Ashling Murphy

Ashling Murphy

Ashling Murphy

They run the 24hr National Freephone Helpline on 1800 341 900 and an Instant Message Support Service.

Women’s Aid also act for justice and social change by raising awareness, advocating for legal and systems change and by providing expert training to frontline organisations and employers on how to respond to anyone disclosing abuse.

Vigils in memory of the 23-year-old primary school teacher are set to take place across the country this weekend.

Ashling Murphy died on Wednesday January 12th after she was attacked while out running along the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

A man in his 40s was arrested and interviewed in connection with the violent death, however, he has since been released and ruled out of the investigation.

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Gardai are still looking for information from anyone who may have been in the area between 3pm and 5pm on the day of the killing.

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They are also seeking information relating to a unique mountain bike with yellow and green handlebars.

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