Former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella, whose 16-year-old brother was knifed to death, was unveiled today as an ambassador for the national charity Victim Support.
Her brother Ben had been to a north London bar with friends to celebrate the end of his GCSE exams in June 2008 when a row broke out and he was stabbed 11 times.
Brook has tirelessly campaigned against knife crime since her brother's death, backed David Cameron's campaign to mend the "broken society" and set up the Ben Kinsella Trust in Ben's memory.
She was revealed as an ambassador for Victim Support today and backed a fundraising drive for the charity's Victim Supportline, which was contacted more than 23,500 times last year.
Brooke said: "I am proud to be Victim Support's ambassador. Supportline is helping more and more victims deal with the impact of crime. But as demand outstrips funding, there is a risk that desperate people may be left without support."
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