How much has the Plymouth Together Fund so far raised?
As of Monday, 16 May, 2022 the fund has collected £98,791.12 from generous individuals, groups and organisations who have been busy raising money for our appeal over the past few months. The fund does not receive any government funding.
What will happen to the money now?
The process of distributing the money to the families and the community has already begun. Where donations have been collected for specific beneficiaries such as the families, those wishes are being honoured. The majority of the fund’s current total was received in December and the second round of funds was distributed before Christmas.
Who oversees the fund?
A new advisory committee – the Plymouth Together Fund Committee – featuring members of the community, is overseeing and governing the distribution of the funds. The committee is meeting monthly and is chaired by Robbie Nairn, a director of the Wolseley Trust. It comprises a balance of external advisors and individuals with delegated authority from the Wolseley Trust Board which is a not-for-profit organisation and long-term, trusted partner of Plymouth City Council.
To see more click here: Composition of the Plymouth Together Fund Committee and Wolseley Trust Board of Directors
The committee recognises four main groups of fund beneficiaries: the next of kin of those who died in the tragedy of August 12th, the physically injured, wider family members, and a general reserve to support community activities and other good, local causes. None of the donated funds will be used for administration.
Can I still donate to the Plymouth Together Fund?
You certainly can! The fund’s Just Giving page has now closed but there are alternative ways to donate. Donations by cheque/cash can be received at the Wolseley Trust: 3 Wolseley Close, Wolseley Business Park, Plymouth, PL2 3BY.
Should you wish to pay by bank transfer, please call the Collection Hub team on 01752 607449 or email us for bank payment details. Also, please make sure you let us know when you’ve made a donation so we can help promote and thank all those who donated. We would like to include information on this site so please contact us.
You can read a press release about the good work of the fund here.