A "Jack The Ripper" charity
Hi everyone. I recently had a thought. In a recent documentary on the Ripper, Stephen Ryder said that there as many a 12 books a year that are published about the Ripper, not to mention the numerous films and documentaries made about the case. THat being said, I wonder, has anyone ever thought of creating a charity in the names of the victims of Jack the Ripper. What would happen is all of the proceeds created from sales of Ripper books and maybe some given by television networks or studios that show films/documentaries would go towards families of murder victims whose killers have not been brought to justice. Just a thought I had.
The difficult part would be creating a name for it. I know something like "The Mary Kelly foundation" or "The Annie Chapman Charity" sounds appealing, but it leaves out the other known victims.
My personal name would be: "The Canonical Five Foundation."
Picture of Buck's Row Whitechapel in London's East End (now Durward St) - site of Jack the Ripper's first murder on 31 August 1888. Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols' body was discovered 3 metres back from the corner of the tall brick building.
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Jack the Ripper's London 1888
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