On Saturday 22 August 2015, a Hawker Hunter jet crashed onto the A27 during an aerial display at the Shoreham Air Show. Eleven people lost their lives. The Shoreham Air Show Fund was set up on the request of Adur District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council, West Sussex County Council and Worthing Borough Council in conjunction with Sussex Community Foundation, a charity which raises funds for and makes grants to local charities and community groups across Sussex. We have worked closely with the local authorities, Sussex Police and the local community to identify the immediate needs of the people and families most affected. The Fund’s grants panel is chaired by our Sussex Community Foundation trustee His Honour Keith Hollis.
In the 18 months since the tragedy, donations to the Shoreham Air Show Fund have reached £195,000. Grants are being paid out to support those immediately involved with the disaster. All funds raised will go to support those people and the wider community affected.
Hundreds of people across Sussex and beyond have been fundraising to help the families of the people who died at Shoreham, as well as other people and communities affected by the crash. There are for too many to mention individually – and many have wished to remain anonymous – but there is a list of many of them here.