source: National Family Fund
published: 14 June 2020
Initially triggered by the tragic death of George Floyd, international protests and a Tweet from Oonagh Ryder (@oonskie) and subsequent follow-up Tweets by Lucy Brisbane McKay (@lucybrisbane) and others, we have seen unprecedented donations to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) in May and June 2020.
During this period we received over 900 single donations, and monthly donors increase from a few dozen to 140+ and thereby ensuring good levels of regular donor income.
The fund is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody. It will make small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the United Kingdom to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in a range of other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.
Tippa Naphtali (founder of the Memorial Family Fund) said;
“We are so grateful to all those that shared on Twitter, made donations and subscribed to monthly donations. Just shows what can be done when we ‘put our backs into it’ in a concerted way. Thank you all”
You can now support the National Memorial Family Fund every time you shop online… It’s Simple!
You can easily help raise money for the fund simply by doing something that we all do on a regular basis… Our shopping for food, furniture, DIY, garden products, movies, clothing or items via Amazon, eBay and many other well-known outlets.
Visit our Easyfundraising page for details and registration here : www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/nationalmemorialfamily