The JustGiving page set up by the Metropolitan Police Federation attracted thousands of donors within hours of being set up.
The page, which reads “Every day, all over London and the rest of the UK, Police Officers risk their lives to protect and defend us – in the wake of this tragedy our thoughts are with Keith’s family and all the people who are injured have lost their lives”, has already seen donations of more than half a million pounds.
People are raising money for the family of PC Keith Palmer killed during the London terror attack
London is a great city and we all stand together, especially in difficult times
Dr Gareth Davies
The Metropolitan Police Federation’s appeal was set up following pleas from Federation members wanting to help in some way, according to chairman Ken Marsh.
He said: "That's why we are doing it, because of the overwhelming amount of our colleagues asking for it."
The Federation’s JustGiving page is one of several fundraising appeals attracting donations for the bereaved family.
The target of the page has once again been raised, as donations continue to flood in.
Stephen Redgwell, who set up the JustGiving page said: "A big thank you to all those out there that have raised money via their own appeals and collections at work etc, and have donated it to this link or paid into the bank account for this link.
"Your efforts and contributions are greatly appreciated and will all be passed onto Keith's family."
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The Metropolitan Police Federation will be launching their own memorial fund for PC Palmer
A GoFundMe page, set up at midnight yesterday has raised just over £4,000.
The page description reads: "An officer fell in the line of duty today. The weeks ahead are going to be taxing for his family and colleagues who survive him.
"Please help to support his family in any way you can. All funds raised will be donated to Keith's next of kin."
A string of comments from those who knew PC Palmer were posted, with one writing: "So proud to have worked with such a great guy, R.I.P Keith."
Another wrote: "Remembering Keith as a very professional officer. Thinking of his family, friends and colleagues."
The tragic events at Westminster on Wednesday afternoon has also attracted immense praise for London’s Air Ambulance service, which has seen an incredible number of donations pour in.
In less than 24 hours, the charity received close to £10,000 in donations.
This figures is expected to rise drastically as public figures take to social media encouraging the public to donate.
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Commenting on the incident, Dr Gareth Davies, Medical Director of the London’s Air Ambulance charity and Consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust, said:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends, families and colleagues of those who lost their lives or were injured at the tragic incident in Westminster yesterday.
“Our team worked alongside other emergency services, including the London Ambulance Service, the Metropolitan Police and the London Fire Brigade, to assess and treat multiple casualties.
“I would like to thank all of our team who were involved, whether directly or indirectly, and commend the London Ambulance Service for their management of a highly complicated scene.
“We would also like to thank the members of the public and medical professionals who showed courage and strength by rallying together to help in what must have been the most frightening ordeal.
“We have been blown away by the generosity of Londoners who have, in less than 24 hours, donated £10,000 to the London’s Air Ambulance charity. Thank you.
“We are a service for Londoners, funded by Londoners. London is a great city and we all stand together, especially in difficult times.”