Grace Millane murder trial: Heartbreaking posts show pain of losing 22yo as family gift handbags to domestic violence victims

The bereaved family of Grace Millane are speaking out in heartbroken posts of their pain and loss while raising awareness for their charity 'Love Grace'. 

After Grace's death, her parents David and Gillian set up the organisation to help victims of domestic violence. 

"Love Grace has been set up after our Grace," they say on Facebook. "A beautiful daughter, sister, aunty, cousin, most loved family member and friend to many." 

The couple are now in New Zealand for the trial of their daughter's alleged murderer in Auckland's High Court, sitting through evidence which has often left them in tears.

They're using their charity's Facebook page to post emotional updates in memory of their beloved daughter - and to call for justice for her death.

"Looking back on all our memories together can be so difficult. But the hardest ones are the new ones without you that push us over the edge," one post reads.

"Let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile," another post reads.

Another post cries out for "#justiceforgrace", along with images of a happy Millane family during Grace's graduation.

The 'Love Grace' charity is collecting donated handbags, filling them with essential and luxury items, and donating them to women who are victims of domestic violence. Each bag comes with a note in memory of Grace.

"She was a loving, family-orientated free spirit with a beautiful caring nature, who was a loyal friend and enhanced the lives of all who lucky enough to meet her," the note reads.

"Grace's family have created the legacy in her name by fundraising for the White Ribbon charity, promoting awareness to end male violence towards women.

"To continue this legacy, we have created 'Love Grace' bags. Donated in memory of our amazing Grace, which contain everyday essentials that we hope will be of benefit to you and help you on your road to a safe future.

"Believe in yourself no matter what."