Airshow tragedy: a donation for each copy sold

ALL thoughts this week are with the victims of Saturday’s tragic crash at the Shoreham Airshow, and with their families and friends.

Floral tributes on the Old Toll Bridge DM157072a
Floral tributes on the Old Toll Bridge DM157072a

This week’s paper is designed to record the tragic events of the past week but, more than that, to remember and pay tribute to everyone who has lost their life and everyone in our communities who is suffering dreadfully as a consequence.

In addition to coverage in the news pages of the Herald & Gazette this week, there is a 16-page section focusing on the week’s tragedy. As well as the tributes, this week’s edition contains eye-witness accounts from those attending the show and reports of the personal side of what followed – the church service in Shoreham town centre on Sunday; the floral tributes; words of condolence from dignitaries including the Prime Minister; details of books of condolences that have been opened across the area and more.

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An official fund has been set up by the Sussex Community Foundation for people who want to make donations following the disaster – you can find out more, and details of how to make a donation, should you wish to, in this week’s paper. This week, for every copy of the Herald sold, we will be making a donation in memory of the victims. A small but we hope significant gesture, and one we wanted to make as part of a community so deeply affected by a great tragedy.

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