Friday, 12 August 2011

Generous Britain

A fund set up for mugged Malaysian student has raised £22,314.00 by the time it closed. Donations came from the people of Britain who wanted to make amends for the looters' actions as well as people from other parts of the world who wanted to show that human kindness still exists.

This is the other side of the story, which we must not forget.  Some people have gone on a wanton spree of destruction and theft, but even some of them are feeling shame and remorse.  Some other people are reaching out to help the victims and helping to rebuild the damaged communities.  The overall picture is not so bad. While we also need to remember that some lives were lost, some families are feeling shock and grief, and some people have sustained injuries or have had some very frightening experiences, which may take them some time to recover from, the majority of British people are not looters and do not condone the looting.  Many people want to help those who suffered at the hands of the looters.

Other funds have been set up to help some of the other victims of the senseless destruction.

There is one for 89 year-old barber, Aaron Biber

Another for convenience shop-keeper Siva Kandiah

A Pledge Bank page has also been set up for the Reeves' family-run furniture store

People are being asked to bring some items to Tottenham Leisure Centre if they are in the area.

A number of people have been getting stuck in with clearing up the mess via riotcleanup.  It sounds like there is still plenty of work to be done.

The largest distribution centre for the great independent record labels in the UK was decimated by fire.  A fund has been set up to help with the distribution.

Perhaps you know of others, especially outside the London area.  I'll update this page if necessary.


  1. Hi Karin,

    Great to know that there is so much generosity!

    Saw this & thought of you:

    Kay :)

  2. Isn't it, Kay. It's important we see the good as well as the bad in society.

    The film looks like it could be interesting, thanks for bringing it to my notice.

    K x


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