National Family Fund – Unprecedented donations in calls for justice @ home

Cash Increasesource: 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.

This has meant that the NMPMFF are now poised to open their first ever funding round since it launched the original Crowdfunder appeal in September 2015.

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Death in Custody: The full Christopher Alder story

Christopher Alder
Christopher Alder

source: Hull Daily Mail
published: 3 March 2019

Two weeks ago a poignant mural appeared with a young child clutching flower and staring at a picture of a man with a magpie perched on top.

The name Christopher Alder is known throughout Hull but the full story of his controversial death and the battles his family have fought since are truly shocking.

A moving drawing appeared on wooden boards in Finkle Street with the words “justice for Christopher Alder” etched above.

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Bereaved families launch petition & campaign on legal aid for inquests

Cases in the UKsource: Ekklesia
published: 27 February 2019

Bereaved families and INQUEST have launched a campaign, Now or Never! Legal Aid for Inquests. This follows the decision by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to reject widely supported proposals and overwhelming evidence in favour of fair legal funding for bereaved people.

The campaign is calling for the government to reconsider this decision and urgently introduce automatic non-means tested legal aid funding to bereaved families following a state-related death. The detail of this proposal is outlined in a new briefing by INQUEST.

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