In a heart-breaking statement, murdered Bori Benko’s mother said her family had established the Bori Benko Foundation for Children in Hungary to fulfil her daughter’s ‘dream of making this world a better place'.

Krisztina Benkone Anta said: “Bori had a mission; she had a bright future ahead of her. She devoted her life to the development and teaching of young children.

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"She lived her life according to Christian values. She managed to gain the children’s trust and love within seconds. She deeply believed in equality between people, in the power of love, and she proved this every day.

“Her dream was to establish a School for Children with special needs in Hungary.

"As she talked about it: ‘I will build an inclusive school, and it will be a cool place!’ so, we need to make her dreams come true and we have established the Bori Benko Foundation for Children in Hungary to fulfil her dream making this world a better place.”

Mrs Anta courageously stood up in court with her husband at her side to read out a heart-rending statement in her daughter’s memory.

She said that Bori was only 24. Her life had only just begun. 

She was very well educated and wanted to study theology.

Her daughter was very special from an early age, stroking her parents’ faces and telling them she loved them.

She loved to hear stories told by her father and she had a special stuffed toy dog that was buried with her in her coffin.

Bori was very happy in England and always longed to return on her visits to her native Hungary. She loved the parks, the architecture, the music and the films, including her favourite, Love Actually, that she never tired of watching.

She liked bright clothes, was full of energy and had a smile for everyone.

“She was very happy in England and loved the country,” Mrs Anta said.

She told how she was haunted by the moments in which the killer struck ‘her defenceless little girl'. “What was she thinking in the last minutes? Did she know this was the end?”

“When I see a knife it makes me feel sick,” she told the packed courtroom.

“We could not even say goodbye to each other.”

Her daughter had been killed in her bed in a Christian community.

A little boy had lost his sister, she said.

“We were a fun-loving, happy little family and we are now depressed and deeply hurt.”

They had closed their family business because they no longer trusted people.

Bori was a wonderful soul, their treasure forever.

Mrs Anta said she would always be in their hearts.

“I love you more than words can say,” was her moving conclusion.

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