A FUNDRAISING night is being held in memory of three women who were killed in a shotgun rampage.
The is the brainchild of Bobby Turnbull and is in memory of his mum Alison Turnbull, 44, sister Tanya Turnbull, 24, and aunt Susan McGoldrick, 47, who died on New Year’s Day 2012 in Horden.
They were shot dead by Susan’s partner, Michael Atherton, 42, before he turned the gun on himself.
Atherton legally owned six weapons, including three shotguns, despite him having a history of domestic abuse,.
The day-long event starts with a charity football match followed by a night of music and entertainment, all to raise cash for charities that have since supported the family.
Four football teams will go head to head at Wingate Welfare park from 10am on October 25 followed by food and raffles at the Railway Crossings pub in Wingate.
It will see Players from Wingate FC, the Plough Inn in Hutton Henry, Wingate over 40s and an over 40s team from Blackhall pitching their skills.
Bobby says he is hoping to improve on last year’s performance when he missed two penalties, while being watched by around 300 spectators.
On the night there will be live music from the band Crisis North East at Blackhall Community Centre as organisers hope to raise more cash for the worthy causes.
The event starts at 6.30am and tickets are £5.
Bobby, 24, from Blackhall, said: “It will be nice for everyone to have a laugh, share memories and celebrate their lives.
“Anyone can come and support the football lads as well. I’m not a footballer and I’m hoping to do better than last year and not miss two penalties.”
It is the second year that Bobby is staging the events.
He added: “I was overwhelmed how much people wanted to do it again.
“People have really rallied around and it wasn’t just left for me to organise it. It was all booked up in a few days.
“We want to make it better and better every year to make as much as we can for various charities.”
Bobby has urged any former friends of the three victims to attend the event.
Anyone interested in attending the events should contact Bobby on his Facebook page.