Funds raised for Second World War memorial and hospice
Nearly �300 was collected during a street party to raise money for a memorial to the worst civilian disaster of the Second World War and an East End hospice. The money was raised during a raffle at Saturday s party in Cyprus Street, Bethnal Green. Half
Nearly �300 was collected during a street party to raise money for a memorial to the worst civilian disaster of the Second World War and an East End hospice.
The money was raised during a raffle at Saturday's party in Cyprus Street, Bethnal Green.
Half the money will go to the Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust, set up to raise money for a memorial in memory of the victims of the Bethnal Green tube disaster in 1943.
Three-hundred people were crushed, 173 of them died and over 90 were injured, following an anti-aircraft battery, which caused a crowd to surge forward in the stairway to the tube station, which was used as an air-raid shelter.
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The fund has so far raised �185,000 and needs to raise �300,000 to get match funding for the memorial.
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