Community rallies around Emma’s family

Published 3:49pm 29 December 2022

Community rallies around Emma’s family
Words by Kylie Knight

The North Lakes community is rallying around the family of Emma Lovell – the mother of two allegedly murdered on Boxing Day night.

Emma, 41, was fatally stabbed in the chest after she and her husband Lee Lovell disturbed two people who had allegedly broken into the home she shared with her husband and two daughters.

Two boys, both 17, charged with her murder were remanded in custody until January 16 after they appeared briefly in Brisbane Children’s Court yesterday.

Emma, 41, and her husband Lee woke to a dog barking about 11.30pm and an alert from their security system that someone was inside.

Lee was also injured during the incident, which has rocked the North Lakes community they called their own since moving to the area from the UK in 2018.

In a show of love and support, the community has placed flowers and tributes at the Lovells’ home and they have raised more than $60,000 for Lee and his two daughters.

The Go Fund Me appeal, organized by Naomi Sprudzans, aims to raise $75,000 after exceeding an initial target of $50,000.

It is proof the community is stronger than the act of violence which has taken a mother of two and distressed so many.

The fundraising page says while money won’t bring Emma back, it will be practical support for Lee and the couple’s daughters as they come to terms with what has happened.

“Emma leaves behind her husband Lee and two daughters, who are now faced with the unimaginable loss of their beloved wife and mother,” the tribute on the fundraising page says.

“In this difficult time, as a community let’s help support Lee and the girls as they navigate through this heartbreaking tragedy.

“Any donations, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated and will go towards helping the family with expenses during this difficult time.

Thanks to the efforts of our community, we were able to exceed our original fundraising target of $50,000 within just 48 hours.”

To donate to the Lovell family, visit the Go Fund Me page

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