UPDATE: Official Shoreham Airshow Disaster Fund tops £8,000

THE official fund set up for donations following the Shoreham Airshow crash has already reached more than £8,000.

The number of floral tributes being left on the Old Toll Bridge is also growing
The number of floral tributes being left on the Old Toll Bridge is also growing

The fund was started following a widespread community wish to give money and a number of donations being made after the tragedy.

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Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “This tragedy has affected so many people and one of the ways in which people have been showing they care is by making donations.

“In response to the many requests this fund has been set up so there is a central place for those donations.

“If anyone wishes to make a donation, then please do so. The money will go to the people and communities affected by the Shoreham air show incident.”

Neil Parkin, leader of Adur District Council, said: “We have been deeply moved by the way in which the public are so generously donating to the Shoreham Airshow Disaster Fund.

“Many have been inspired to set up their own cash collections in shops and businesses throughout the area.

“To ensure that these are added to the overall total, the council has arranged a special collection service to transfer cash securely.

“When fundraising tins are ready to be picked up, please call 01903 221432 and we will arrange for an official contractor to make the collection. Alternatively, cash can be handed over at the cash office in Portland House, Worthing.”

Kevin Richmond, chief executive of Sussex Community Foundation, which is organising the fund, said: “We’re honoured to be able to help in this way and will be consulting with local people to ensure that the money so generously given is used in the best possible way to help those who have been most touched by this tragedy.”

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