A FUNDRAISER has been set up to raise money for a memorial in memory of a woman who was found dead in her home.

The body of Beth Aspey was found in Reading on Friday April 30, prompting police to launch a murder investigation.

Ben Shand, of Crescent Road, Reading, faces one charge of murder.

He will stand trial starting Monday, December 6.

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A Crowdfunder has been set up to raise money for a memorial bench and tree for Beth.

The page has raised £1,776 and has now been closed.

The page said: "In light of the recent devastating news surrounding the death of Beth Aspey on the 30/04/2021, we her friends and family would like to do the only thing we know how, and that is to come together.

"Beth is loved so very much and she touched the hearts of many. 

"Before becoming our forever angel. From the biggest of ways, to the smallest of ways... and in ways she will never truly know."

It continued: "We also lost our friend Jason Everts in 2018, which was also a massive loss to our friends circle.

"Beth and Jason were incredibly close and I know the fact that they are together bring many of us solace.

"We would like to include him in the memorial side of things."

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Any money left over will be donated in Beth's name to a charity chosen by her family.

The page added: "Our hearts are hurting, and due to the way Beth was sadly taken from us our hearts are even more heavier.

"A tree and a bench is not going to bring back Beth, or Jason. But it will give friends and family a place to go.

"To reminisce about good times, contemplate life, and watch the world go by. Being able to watch the tree grow will help give a sense of eternal life."