Bomb relief fund gets six trustees

Francois Le Goff

The London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund has elected six permanent trustees. They will replace the interim trustees, who have been running the fund since it was set up on 8 July.

The trustees are: Victor Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point; Gerald Oppenheim, director of planning and performance at the Big Lottery Fund; Carole Souter, director of the Heritage Lottery Fund; Robin Allen, joint head of Cloisters barristers' chambers; and Clare Thomas, chief grants officer at the Bridge House Trust.

Of the interim board, only Murziline Parchment, director of major projects and service delivery at the Greater London Authority, has been retained as a permanent member. The others, all senior officers at the GLA, will leave within weeks.

So far, the fund has raised £8m. Last month, London Underground customers raised £100,000 from collections at 60 Tube stations. Islamic Relief Worldwide donated a further £300,000.

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