Lord Provost opens Clutha Appeal Fund

Glasgow City Council has opened an appeal for people affected by the tragic incident at the Clutha Vaults.

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The Clutha Appeal Fund has been established to support anyone facing hardship as a result of Friday's events - including casualties and the families of those who lost their lives.

Anyone in need of support can call a dedicated helpline 0141 287 0999.

Anyone wishing to donate to the fund by debit or credit card should call 0141 287 7878.

Existing council charities made the first contributions to the fund and Lord Provost Sadie Docherty has already received a number of generous offers of support from businesses, charities and individuals from across Glasgow.

She said: "Around the world, people have admired the courage shown by ordinary Glaswegians whose first instinct when tragedy struck was to run towards danger to help those in peril.

"Today, that desire to help is still strong and the Clutha Appeal Fund will give the city an opportunity to make sure the care, compassion and solidarity it has shown in the last few days continues.

"Glasgow is famous for its heart and its generosity and I am very proud, but not at all surprised, that so many people across the city want to help those who are suffering."

The quickest and simplest way to donate to the Clutha Appeal Fund is by calling 0141 287 7878 and paying by debit or credit card.

Donations can also be made by cash or cheque at the council's Service Desk at 45 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JE.

Bank payments can be made to Clutha Appeal Fund, Sort Code: 83-44-00, Account 10804129.