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'Overwhelming generosity' sees over £500,000 raised in a day for fallen PC Palmer

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The original target of £250,000 for the family of heroic PC Palmer was smashed inside 24 hours.

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A fundraising page for the family of fallen police hero PC Keith Palmer has raised more than £500,000 in less than a day.

The JustGiving page was set up by the Metropolitan Police Federation on Thursday and quickly received thousands of donations.

Originally the target had been to collect £250,000 for the family of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed on Wednesday in a knife attack near Parliament, but within hours that target was smashed.

On Friday afternoon, just 24 hours after the page was set up, it had reached £572,838 and counting from almost 27,000 donors.

Chairman of the Met fed Ken Marsh described the ten of thousands pouring in as ‘overwhelming’ and was grateful for the public support.

He said: “We set it up quickly on Thursday and we are overwhelmed with the generosity of the public and police family but we are not surprised because we have seen how everyone has come together to support the police (since the attack).

“I think that is because we police by consent in this country and the public are aware of the danger we face.

“Every day, all over London and the rest of the UK, Police Officers risk their lives to protect and defend us.  In the wake of this tragedy our thoughts are with Keith’s family and all the people who are injured have lost their lives.

“I would not think for one minute that money is the answer for the family of PC Palmer and what they are going through but hopefully it can help in some small way.”

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The Group Insurance pales into insignificance. I am sure the family would rather have him about. R.I.P

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Indeed, however high the amount goes it will never compensate. But if I were him it would have made me happy to know that my family was going to be able to pay for my funeral and have some financial security for years to come.

 

HMS

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