Relatives of disaster victims meet at fundraiser
A family fun day raised more than �600 for a memorial to the victims of the Bethnal Green Tube disaster.
Celebrity builder Tommy Walsh, patron of the Stairway to Heaven Memorial Fund, joined adults and children at Saturday’s event at the Hare pub in Cambridge Heath Road.
Mr Walsh was the final winner of a horse race bet and the Hackney-born builder donated his �75 winnings to the fund and auctioned two bottles of spirits he won.
The Stairway to Heaven memorial will be dedicated to the 173 people who died in a crush in the station’s stairwell in 1943 and the emergency services that helped out.
Pub landlord Julian Apperley plans a sponsored parachute jump for the charity on October 1.
You may also want to watch:
n To sponsor him contact fund-raising trustee Derek Spicer on 07722 162 168 or 07732 460 444.
- 1 Poplar MP tells court: 'I fled home when brother said I was possessed'
- 2 Leyton Orient boss Jackett full of praise for Sotiriou after Magpies win
- 3 Ice cream parlour with 'no added sugar' to open in Canary Wharf
- 4 Fire Brigade deluged with calls for help as floods sweep east London
- 5 Flooding causes road and rail disruption across east London
- 6 Nine Tower Hamlets secondary schools rated outstanding by Ofsted
- 7 Community patrols to stamp out Poplar's street crime
- 8 MP reported ex-husband to police for alleged 'harassment', trial hears
- 9 Apsana Begum's ex-husband may be behind housing bids, trial hears
- 10 Poplar and Limehouse MP's trial on housing fraud charges set to start