A campaign to raise money for the family of the policeman killed in the Westminster attack has raised more than half a million pounds, in an astonishing display of kindness by the public.
PC Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old husband and father who worked on the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Squad, has been hailed a hero for his actions in the moments leading up to his death.
In a thank you to all those who donated, Redgewell posted: “It is heart warming to see the messages that have been posted and those that have chosen not to post a message, the gift alone speaks a thousand words.”
This comes as what is believed to be the final image of Palmer emerged,
The image was shared by American tourist Staci Martin, who posed with Palmer for a photo just 45 minutes before he was killed outside the Houses of Parliament on Thursday.
Martin, from Wellington, Florida, told ABC Action News: “It’s my first time in London and I see his hat and I’m like I have to take a picture of him with his hat.”
She described the moment she realised she may have been in possession of the last image of Palmer alive.
She said: “They put his picture up and I said I think that’s the guy and my husband and daughter thought I was crazy. We just couldn’t believe it.”
Martin said she felt “obligated” to make sure Palmer’s family had the image.
She added: “They can cut me out of it, but I just want to make sure they have that of him.”
A number of other crowdfunders have also received a great deal of support.
A Muslim-led fundraiser has raised more than £20,000 to help the families of victims.
The Muslims Unite for London page, set up by Muddassar Ahmed after he witnessed the incident, posted a thank you message to donors, adding: “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of donors from all over the world, from Muslim communities as well as those of other faiths and none.”