Alesha MacPhail's mother puts up a brave front as she marches in honor of her daughter
The 6-year-old's killer, 16-year-old Aaron Campbell, was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in jail last month
Alesha MacPhail's mother Georgina Lochrane put up a brave front as she as she took part in a Kiltwalk tribute to her murdered 6-year-old daughter who was killed last summer.
Little Alesha was kidnapped, raped, and then murdered by 16-year-old Aaron Campbell on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. Campbell snatched the child out of her bed while she was at her grandparents' home and caused her serious injury before dumping her naked body in the Woodland. Last month, Campbell was sentenced to a minimum term of 27 years in prison.
As reported by the Daily Records, Lochrane took part in the 15-mile walk in Balloch in Scotland to raise money for a charity that supported her through her ordeal.
Georgina, from Airdrie and also mother to 5-year-old Courtney, five, walked with a team from Families and Friends Affected by Murder and Suicide (Fams) on Sunday, and has so far raised almost £700 ($900) for the charity.
24-year-old Lochrane had earlier told the Record that it was all because of special memories of her daughter in her kilt that she decided to do the walk. "This photograph is a really good memory for me because she was going to do her first Highland parade," Lochrane shared.
Around 13,000 walkers participated in the event which aims to raise £3.5million (4.5 million) for Scottish charities. The Hunter Foundation and Sir Tom Hunter also added an extra 40% to all funds which were raised.
"To see her standing there in her wee shirt and kilt – it’s just beautiful," she continued.
The co-founder of FAMS Ann Marie Cocozza shared that Lochrane was an "inspiration."
"Fams is truly a unique charity in that every one of our 45 volunteers has been personally affected by murder, suicide, suicidal thoughts or behavior. Our experience and empathy makes Fams a safe, loving, non-judgemental and confidential place for people like Georgina to find peer-support and sanctuary," Cocozza shared.