The JustGiving page set up to support the family of PC Keith Palmer, the Metropolitan Police officer who was fatally stabbed in the tragic terror attack in London, Westminster on the 22nd March has raised more than £140,000 in just over six hours, with donations continuing to flood in. The page, which was set up by the Metropolitan Police Federation, is now the fastest growing JustGiving crowdfunding page in history.
More than 7,000 members of the public have shown their support by donating.
A spokesman for JustGiving said:
“Yesterday we saw an attack on the city that JustGiving calls home – it was an attack on what we as a company hold dear: compassion, empathy and democracy. Today has shown the world that London’s spirit of compassion and togetherness will not be beaten. JustGiving is united squarely behind our community in their efforts to raise money for the heroic Police Officer, PC Keith Palmer who died defending our principles and our democracy. Our team is working with our community and the page owner to share our solidarity and compassion with Keith’s wife and daughter in their time of need.”