Thousands gather to remember alleged murder victim Tara Brown, raise money for her family

Updated October 05, 2015 09:49:11

Organisers behind a fundraiser for the family of an alleged murder victim hope women will find strength in her story.

More than 2,000 people gathered on the Gold Coast on Sunday morning to remember Tara Brown.

The 24-year-old was allegedly murdered last month by her estranged partner after being run off the road at Molendinar.

Friends organised the gathering in a Coomera park - with markets, food stalls and a concert - as a fundraiser for Ms Brown's family.

Organiser Danielle Molloy said as well as a competition of Ms Brown's favourite sport, touch football, the event also featured guest speakers to raise awareness about domestic violence.

"We want women to find strength in Tara's story and to get the help that they need and not many women know that there is help out there," she said.

"I certainly didn't know of DV Connect until one of my friends was affected by it.

"They help you and set you up in emergency housing and things like that - bringing that awareness to let women know that there is somewhere that they can go and they don't have to stay in the household when it's unsafe for them."


First posted October 04, 2015 14:52:48