Charity auction in memory of murdered teenagers Samantha Sykes and Kimberley Frank

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A charity auction will help raise money for the Victim Support charity in memory of two murdered teenagers.

Samantha Sykes, 18, and Kimberley Frank, 17, were stabbed to death by Ahmad Otak on March 9, 2012.

Otak, 22, who had been in a violent and controlling relationship with Kimberley Franks’s sister, Elisa, was jailed for life for the Eastmoor killings in November the same year.

The charity auction on Saturday, March 1, is being organised by Kimberley’s cousin Emma Denny, together with family and friends.

It will take place at the Balne Lane Working Men’s Club from 7pm, with a £1 entry fee per person.

Organisers are looking to hear from anyone who can donate auction prizes. There will be a performance by singer Georgina Stakes and the opportunity to buy a wish lantern to let off on the night.

Miss Denny said: “This is one of a number of things we will be doing for the charity in memory of these beautiful girls, including running the London Marathon later this year. We hope as many people as possible will support the event.

“Kim and Samantha were victims of a tragic death. Both will always be remembered by family, friends and everyone else who’s lives they touched.

“We hope to help others in situations before its too late.”

Victim Support helps people overcome the devastating impact of crime by providing emotional and practical help. Both victims and witnesses receive this help from the charity’s 5,500 trained and locally based volunteers.

To help, contact Miss Denny on 07594 940103 or to make a donation to the charity visit