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Dartford tribute evening to mark 21st anniversary of Claire Tiltman's death

PUBLISHED: 11:10 02 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:10 02 January 2014

Victim: Claire Tiltman

Victim: Claire Tiltman

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The 21st anniversary of Claire Tiltman's death will be marked by a charity tribute evening at the home of Dartford FC later this month.

Claire Tiltman (far left) with Lisa Gribbin (second from left) and other school friendsClaire Tiltman (far left) with Lisa Gribbin (second from left) and other school friends

Featuring music from Abba Gold, the event will celebrate the life of ‘Tilt’, and raise money for EllenorLions Hospice - where her mother Linda was cared for until her death in 2008.

More than two decades on, the murder of Claire Tiltman remains unsolved. The 15-year-old, of Woodward Terrace, Greenhithe, was murdered in 1993.

She was discovered in an alleyway, just off London Road, with more than 40 stab wounds.

Six of her friends have joined forces to form the Justice for Claire campaign, which aims to find the truth behind her death and remember the joy she brought to the lives of those who knew her.

Campaign spearhead, Lisa Gribbin, said: “It’s important to us that Tilt is remembered for more than just what happened to her.

“We really want people to come out and support us, help raise valuable funds for two important charities, and enjoy the evening.

“We hope this event will be the start of a fundraising legacy so that the name Tiltman can be remembered positively and for helping others.”

The teenager had harboured ambitions of becoming a firefighter, and so the campaign will also donate funds from the tribute evening to The Fire Fighters Charity - which cares for past and present service men and women.

Last January, around 300 people braved snowy weather for a candlelit vigil retracing Claire’s final steps.

Tickets for this year’s event, on January 18, cost £15 and are available to buy at justiceforclaire.co.uk.

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