British Red Cross - UK Solidarity Fund

The British Red Cross: so far this year, there have been five terror attacks in the UK, affecting more than 700 people. After the third attack near London Bridge left eight people dead and 48 in hospital, the British Red Cross decided to launch the UK Solidarity Fund to support those who are injured or bereaved by terror attacks in the UK.

Response of the British Red Cross
Over the past year, the British Red Cross has been present in response to all five incidents, including the latest Parsons Green and Finsbury Park Mosque attacks. Our staff and volunteers have provided psychosocial, practical, and emotional support in our emergency rest centres, as well as more urgent first aid support with our ambulance support services. Following the third attack of the year at London Bridge on 3 June, the British Red Cross launched the UK Solidarity Fund the very next day in response to the growing number of people in the UK affected by terror
attacks. The fund aims to provide support to those injured, bereaved or hospitalised by recent and future attacks in the UK and to be prepared to respond if any such event happens again.

Allocation of UK Solidarity Funds
With the UK Solidarity Fund in place, the British Red Cross will be able to respond
immediately to those affected by similar incidents, providing financial support to
those most in need. To ensure the distribution of funds is managed quickly and
effectively, the British Red Cross are working with the London Emergencies Trust (LET) to help with the distribution of funds. So far, the British Red Cross has raised nearly £3 million for the UK Solidarity Fund, as just over £2,924,597 has been raised from generous donations. With these funds, the LET will be offering unrestricted cash grants to those affected by the attacks to help cover expenses such as medical fees, emergency accommodation, funeral charges and any other costs.
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