Welling woman honours brother on two wheels

PUBLISHED: 14:52 04 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:52 04 June 2013

Before the start of the charity bike ride to raise money for Support After Murder and Manslaughter in Sidcup

Before the start of the charity bike ride to raise money for Support After Murder and Manslaughter in Sidcup


A Welling woman cycled from Sidcup to Nottingham to raise money for a charity which supported her family after her brother was killed outside a nightclub.

Karen Holland, 41, joined forces with Kathy Barber to raise more than £3,000 for Support After Manslaughter and Murder.

Robert Holland, who died in Nottingham in October 2011 aged 36, and Kathy’s son Danny were both victims of one punch manslaughter.

The pair set off from Sidcup last Tuesday (May 28) before reaching their destination on Saturday, arriving at the spot where Robert was killed.

Karen’s mother Therese, who lives in Sidcup, said: “To say I’m proud of Karen is an understatement. Everyone was crying it was so emotional.

“I know Robert and Danny were looking down laughing when they both got soaked but they were both beaming with pride on Saturday when the girls achieved what they set out to do.

“We’d like to thank everyone for their support over the last 19 months while we have tried to raise awareness of one punch killings.”


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