By 3 News online staff
Dunedin woman Lesley Elliot has today been honoured for her services to the prevention of domestic violence.
Ms Elliot was named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list as a Member of the said Order.
She established the Sophie Elliot Foundation in 2010 in memory of her daughter who was killed by her former boyfriend Clayton Weatherston. The foundation aims to raise awareness of the signs of partner abuse among young people, their friends and families.
"I was asked some time ago if I would allow my name to be put forward and I was a bit non-committal," she told 3 News. "When you get a letter that tells you exactly what's happened, it still seems a bit unreal."
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Watch the video for the full interview with Lesley Elliot.
source: newshub archive