The public have raised more than £15,000 so far to help the victims, families and communities affected by the Croydon tram derailment.
More than 500 people have donated to the JustGiving page set up by the council in the wake of last week’s tragic incident where seven Croydon residents lost their lives and more than 50 people were injured.
On Saturday, Mayor of Croydon Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor held a fundraising event at Stanley Halls in South Norwood.
‘The Love, Not Hate’ gala, which was a celebration of the rich diversity in Croydon, raised more than £2,000 for the victims and families impacted by the incident.
Council leader Tony Newman said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has already donated to the JustGiving page and I hope the money raised will let all of those affected by this awful tragedy know they remain in our thoughts and prayers.
“I am incredibly proud of how Croydon is standing together and supporting each other after last week’s tragic events.
“If you can spare some money and have yet to donate, please do so via our fundraising page, which will ensure care, help and support is given to those most in need both now and in the difficult months that follow.”
Donations can be made by visiting: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/croydon-council-tram-incident-fund.
Featured image courtesy of Croydon Council, with thanks
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