London Emergencies Trust

The London Emergencies Trust (LET), a registered charity[1], came into being in March after the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge earlier this year. We aim to relieve sickness or disability, whether physical or mental, of victims of emergency incidents and their dependants.

Following the terrible attack on people who were innocently enjoying a Saturday night out at London Bridge and Borough Market, LET has offered to act as the central distribution point for any funds raised to support the victims of this latest atrocity.

LET operates and was set up independently of the Mayor of London, although we are working with the Mayor’s office and the police so that we can make contact with the victims and their families to offer assistance. We are also working with the British Red Cross which is acting as the central receiving point for donations to help the victims.

Most of those involved in LET were also involved in the charitable venture that followed the 7/7 attacks, the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund (LBRCF). So LET has that experience to rely on. Donors can be reassured that their money will get to the people who need it most. And the people who need it most can be assured they will be dealt with speedily and with compassion.

[1] LET became a registered charity (1172307) on 28 March 2017. LET is also registered as a company limited by guarantee without a share capital (09928465). The company has solely charitable objects.


The trustees of LET are:

Gerald Oppenheim (Chair)

Carole Souter

Clare Thomas

Robin Allen

Bharat Mehta

Thelma Stober
(also a survivor of the 7/7 attacks on London in 2005)

David Farnsworth