The Prior’s Court Family Fund appeal has closed on Friday 14 December. A total of £44,000 was raised, which will go directly to the families of the three members of staff who tragically lost their lives in the road traffic collision in October, as well as the two still receiving treatment in hospital.

Karen White, Head of Fundraising at Prior’s Court said; “In such heart-breaking circumstances, it’s fantastic to see the local community pull together in support. We are very grateful to everyone who contributed; your efforts will make a difference to the people most affected by the tragedy.”   

The impact of the accident was far reaching as evidenced by the vast outpouring of support, with numerous personal donations as well as organised fundraisers from individuals and locals businesses alike.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue service were among those who provided emergency response at the scene; they lent their support to the campaign by holding a charity car wash at Newbury Fire Station, raising £1,330 towards the fund.