pounds 1m plea for crime victims.PARENTS of murdered children helped launch a national telephone hotline yesterday to raise pounds 1million for crime victims.
Sara Payne Sara Jane Payne (born 1969) is a British media campaigner who works in conjunction with the News of the World for their Sarah's Law, a law similar to the American "Megan's Law". , the mother of murdered eight-year-old Sarah, backed the campaign by The Victims of Crime Trust charity. Sara, with her new five-month-old baby Ellie, said: "There's nothing really out there for victims of crime. You have to struggle on your own and that's not easy."
The trust is urging a million people to pay pounds 1 to call a petition line to protest at the greater support criminals get compared to their victims.
It says victims get pounds 18.66 a year compared to the pounds 30,000 it costs to keep an inmate in jail.
The money will be used to provide counselling. Sara was with husband Michael, Denise Fergus, mum of Liverpool tot James Bulger James Bulger can refer to:
South east London is made up of the following London boroughs which are Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark in 2000.
The petition line is 0906 780 0999
APPEAL: Sara, Michael, Denise, Richard yesterday