You can make a donation online at this Facebook site ‘Sam Fraser’s family’ or by calling in at the Cowes Medical Centre or Coles in Cowes.

AS IS their wont, the community of Phillip Island has put their grief and anger aside, as best they can, and rallied strongly behind the family of murdered Cowes’ mother Samantha Fraser.
That’s not to say they don’t want answers.
They do. And justice too.
Their fears have been a lot harder to set aside without an accused person in custody.
But for now, they are putting all their energies into supporting family and friends, and into an appeal – Sam Fraser’s family – launched on Facebook by Practice Manager, Alice Bradley, and the team at the Cowes Medical Centre.
To date $46,741 of an initial target amount of $60,000 has been raised.
Samantha Fraser, the mother of three primary school-age children, was their work colleague, a psychologist at the Cowes Medical Centre.
“Shock and bewilderment,” was how Ms Bradley described her response to the news last Monday evening.
“It’s had a huge impact on the community.
“We’ve had a lot of phone calls and patients coming in.
“People in the community are horrified,” said Ms Bradley.
Alice was holding up stoically last Friday, after police officially declared they were pursuing a homicide investigation, going about her work at the clinic while also meeting with members of the national press to highlight the appeal.
They were in town last Friday for a 12noon media conference.
Channel 7, 9, 10, the Herald-Sun, the Age and the Australian were all represented.
It was there, outside Number 19 Seagrove Way, Cowes that officer in charge, Detective Sergeant Steve Sheahan from the Victoria Police Homicide Squad, gave details about the status of the investigation.
“We are satisfied at this time that we are conducting an investigation into a suspicious death,” he said, providing a timeline of Samantha’s whereabouts after dropping the children off at school and meeting friends for coffee in the town between 9am and 11am.
But the key reason for the media conference was to call for the community’s help with dash-cam footage, CCTV video and information about suspicious activity (see story).
On Saturday night, locals held a candlelight vigil outside the Cowes Cultural Centre where flowers and white ribbons, a symbol against domestic violence, have been placed.
Samantha’s father, Trevor Fraser, attended and thanked the community “for standing up for Samantha, a truly remarkable woman, a remarkable mother and remarkable daughter”.
Those wishing to make a donation to the appeal can do so online by searching for ‘Sam Fraser’s family’ on Facebook. They can also donate at the Cowes Medical Centre, 164 Thompson Avenue, Cowes or at the Coles Supermarket in Cowes.