On Tuesday 9 October 2018, Sarah Wellgreen disappeared from her home in New Ash Green, Kent, leaving behind her five children. Despite huge Police and community searches which are still ongoing, Sarah has not been found.
In December 2018 Sarah’s ex-partner Ben Lacomba was arrested and charged with her murder, his trial begins at Woolwich Crown Court on 30 September 2019 and is expected to last for 5-6 weeks.
Sarah is still missing, whilst her family faces the ongoing nightmare no one ever wishes to face.
The ‘Search for Sarah Wellgreen’ community search team began shortly after Sarah was first reported missing and saw in excess of 1,000 people participate in searches to try and find her. The team is co-ordinated by six local residents who continue to oversee voluntary search efforts using victim recovery dogs and other specialised volunteers. They were responsible for engaging an estimated 750,000 people around the country on social media.
The team decided to launch the trust fund in December 2018, with the permission of Sarah’s family to provide support for her five children as they adapt to life without their Mum and to help them plan for the future after such a traumatic experience in their lives. The co-ordinating team are working with Paul Rothwell at Martin Tolhurst Solicitors alongside The Carley Partnership accountants to establish the trust fund.
All donations are much appreciated and we can guarantee it will be for the sole benefit of the family, no trustee or volunteer will receive any money from the fund.