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Medway Moves for Molly held at Medway Park in memory of Molly McLaren

The friends and family of student Molly McLaren, who was stabbed to death in a Chatham car park, got together on Sunday to raise money in her memory.

The 23-year-old, who lived in Cobham and was once a student at North Kent College in Dartford, was killed in June at the Dockside Outlet centre.

A foundation has since been set up in her name aimed at raising cash for charities supporting people with eating disorders. Molly, a University of Kent student, had been a sufferer.

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Jennifer Hamer (left) event organiser and Amy Lee (right) trustee and friend of Molly at the event on Sunday
Jennifer Hamer (left) event organiser and Amy Lee (right) trustee and friend of Molly at the event on Sunday

Molly was studying exercise, sport and health education and before her death she had just enrolled on a personal training course.

Her friends used Molly’s passion for fitness as the inspiration for the fundraiser Medway Moves for Molly which was held at Medway Park and offered free exercise classes to the public.

Molly McLaren
Molly McLaren

Amy Lee, trustee of the foundation and Molly’s friend, was pleased with the first event held for the foundation.

She told the Messenger: “This was our first event and we feel it was a great success.

WATCH: Amy Lee talks to KMTV about the event

“We were really pleased with the turnout on the day and hope everyone had a great time.

"We wanted to channel everything that Molly was passionate about and combine health and fitness with laughter and fun.

“Thank you to everyone that came to the event and contributed to our great cause.”

The next event will be held tomorrow (Friday) at the Deep End Student Hub at the University of Kent’s Medway Campus from 7-8pm.

Let’s Chat will welcome a guest speaker from B-eat, a charity supporting people with an eating disorder, to advise people on how to identify the signs, approach the topic and where to get support offered by the charity. Hot House will provide music after the talk.

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