December 10, 2018 4.24 pm This story is over 59 months old

Hockey teammates launch fundraiser to honour Grace Millane

“Grace Millane was a beautiful young women”

Friends and teammates shaken by the news a Lincoln graduate was killed during a trip to New Zealand have set up a fundraiser in her memory.

Grace Millane, 22, was a “cherished member” of the hockey club during her time at the University of Lincoln.

In her honour, the sports club have decided to raise money for charity. Their target is £1,000.

An hour after the fundraiser was set up on Go Fund Me, people have already donated £95 and that sum is quickly rising.

They are raising money for Lincolnshire based cancer charity Candles and the Lucie Blackman trust who have supported Grace’s family.

On the fundraising page, they wrote a tribute to the life of Grace Millane.

It read: “Grace Millane was a beautiful young women who spent her three years at University as a cherished member of the Hockey Club.

“Upon learning the tragic news, the society have decided to raise money in Grace’s honour.

“Any support is greatly appreciated, whether that be a donation or simply sharing this campaign.”

The hockey club is also holding a friendly match at the University of Lincoln sports grounds on Wednesday, December 12.

Others have paid tribute to the life of Grace Millane as the Prime Minister has apologised for her death.

A desperate week of searching ended in tragedy at the weekend when Grace’s body was found on the outskirts of Auckland, where she was last seen.

A man has been charged with her murder and appeared in court and will return next month.