Paying tribute after airshow tragedy

Floral tributes on the Old Tollbridge near Shoreham Airport
Floral tributes on the Old Tollbridge near Shoreham Airport

All thoughts this week are with the victims of Saturday’s tragic crash at the Shoreham Airshow, and with their families and friends.

This week’s paper includes a 16-page section designed to record the tragic events of the past week but, more than that, to remember and pay tribute to everyone who has lost their life and everyone in our communities across Sussex who is suffering dreadfully as a consequence.

As well as the tributes, this week’s edition contains eye-witness accounts from those attending the show and reports of the personal side of what followed – the church service in Shoreham town centre on Sunday; the floral tributes; words of condolence from dignitaries including the Prime Minister; details of books of condolences that have been opened across the area and more.

An official fund has been set up by the Sussex Community Foundation for people who want to make donations following the disaster – you can find out more, and details of how to make a donation, by clicking this link.

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