A fund has been set up for people wishing to make donations following the tragic Shoreham air show crash on Saturday.
The fund was started following a number of donations since the tragedy and has reached more than £8,000.
It has been set up by West Sussex County Council and Adur & Worthing Councils in conjunction with Sussex Community Foundation, a charity which raises funds for and makes grants to local charities and community groups across Sussex.
The fundraising page can be found at Go to www.justgiving.com/sussexgiving
Donations can be made on the website, via text or by telephone.
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 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, 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.”
Donations can be made in the following ways:
• Online at www.justgiving.com/sussexgiving
• By text by texting SAIR10 plus the amount you wish to donate to 70070
• BY telephone to Sussex Community Foundation on 01273 409446 (between 9am and 5pm) with your credit or debit card details
• Via your bank by making cheques payable to: ‘Sussex Community Foundation’ OR pay into CAF Bank account number 00095624, Sort code 40-52-40. Account name is Sussex Community Foundation. Please mark cheques SHOREHAM.