News 23 March 2017
Author: Trudy Barry

Muslim-led campaign raises £15,000 for Westminster victims

Author Trudy Barry
23 March 2017

A money raising campaign led by a Muslim organisation has raised an incredible £15,000 for the victims of yesterday’s terror attacks in Westminster.

Four people, including one police officer were killed yesterday when a 52 year old British Muslim man plowed a vehicle through pedestrians on Westminster bridge, killing two. After fatally stabbing the officer the man was shot dead by police.

Muslims United for London started a kick-starter campaign via LaunchGood to raise money for the families of those killed and injured yesterday. The campaign’s original target was £3,000, which they met within an hour. At time of writing the project has raised £14,164 in the space of 15 hours. They’re new target is £20,000.

The group has released a statement saying, “while no amount of money will bring back lives lost or take away from the pain the victims and their families are going through, we hope to lessen their burden in some way.”

The campaign page promises that “100% of funds collected through this campaign will go to the victims and the families of the victims most affected” and says they are working with the Met to ensure the money is distributed properly.

To donate to Muslims United for London’s campaign, click here.