Friends raise money to pay for Neasden murder victim’s funeral

Friends of the late Ms Dillon attended the special fundraising event

Friends of the late Ms Dillon attended the special fundraising event - Credit: Archant

Friends of a mother who was stabbed to death in Neasden held a special event to raise money to go towards her funeral.

Helen Dillion was stabbed to death in Neasden

Helen Dillion was stabbed to death in Neasden - Credit: Archant

Helen Dillon, who had a young daughter, died after she was knifed in Prout Grove, on May 29.

The fundraising mission took place in the Carlton Tavern pub, in Carlton Vale, Maida Vale, last week.

Roisin Heston, the pub’s landlady, who provided the food at the event for free, was a friend of the 42-year-old.

She said: “Helen was a lovely person and a wonderful mother, loved by everyone who knew her.

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“The fundraising event was a success and I would also like to give special mention to Michael O’Reilly for arranging the music and entertainment, and Patrick McGuire, for his donate to the raffle.”

Scores of people of all ages attended the charitable affair, held at the pub, which featured musical performances and a charity auction.

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The £300 raised went towards Ms Dillon’s funeral in Dollis Hill which was attended by more than 150 people last week.

Ms Heston added: “It was a fitting send-off and a very emotional one.”

“We would like to thank G Saville and Son funeral directors in Wembley for waiving the deposit and giving us time to raise money for their services.”

To make further donations call Ms Heston on 020 7372 0822.

Justice Cruickshank, 54, of Mandarin Court, Neasden, is on remand charged with Ms Dillon’s murder.

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