Members of London’s Muslim community have created a LaunchGood page to fundraise for the victims of the terror attack in Westminster which killed a police officer and four members of the public, leaving 40 injured.
Within one day, the project raised over £18000 with further funds coming in continuously.
The project, Muslims Unite for London, was set-up by Muddassar Ahmed who was in Parliament when the attack happened and captured footage of the scene on his phone. Muddassar along with others spent nearly five hours in the building as authorities secured the area.
He described the experience in an interview with ITV News on Wednesday evening.
Muddassar launched Muslims Unite for London with Akeela Ahmed, Hassan Hoque, Mohammed Marikar and two British Muslim MPs, Naz Shah and Yasmin Qureshi.
A statement by the organisers says: “The British Muslim community stands with all Britons and Londoners during these difficult times and extends their support in raising funds to help with the immediate, short-term needs of the families of Keith Palmer, the other victims and the families of the victims.
"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. Though this is a Muslim-led campaign, we welcome contributions from our friends from other faiths and none.”
Donations can be made at LaunchGood.com/London