Football fundraiser in aid of London Bridge survivors

01 Aug 2017

David rallied friends and family for a football tournament to raise funds for the hospital that cared for his friends Keith and Richard, who were tragically caught up in the London Bridge terror incident earlier this year.

Keith and Richard are fundraising for the trauma teams that cared for them in the aftermath of the attacks in June, and their school friend David has shown his support by raising £650 at a football event last weekend.

“I wanted to do something for this cause given the story of Keith and Richard and their experiences on that fateful and tragic night in the London Bridge area,” he said.

“The fact that despite everything they went through they chose to focus on raising money for the people that saved Richard’s life – and many more on a daily basis – was inspiration enough for me to try to do something.”

Richard and his brother-in-law Keith were caught up in the attacks this year, with Richard being the first victim. He was treated at The Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Centre and his survival and remarkable recovery – along with everyone treated at the hospital from the incident – is testament to the trauma care he received.

So far they’ve raised over £8,000, with money raised from David’s football tournament adding to that total.

Speaking about the event, he said: “Despite the rain being pretty torrential, everyone enjoyed themselves and we saw some good football.

“I’m looking to hold another event in the autumn to help Richard and Keith.”

Thank you David and everyone involved for showing your support!

To donate to Richard and Keith’s cause, supporting The Royal London Major Trauma Centre, visit their JustGiving page.

To find out more about our Transform Trauma appeal to help more survivors of serious trauma, visit our appeal page:

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