Shoreham Airshow

Help with organising your event and fundraising


Adur & Worthing Councils supporting Shoreham Community

Adur & Worthing Councils have been deeply saddened by the recent tragedy at the Shoreham Airshow. As we come together to grieve and to support those who have been affected, we know that many people are looking to contribute and to do something to help, in particular arranging fundraising events and remembrances.  We have prepared the following guidance to help support local people to do this.

Fundraising – donations, collection tins and buckets

One official website has been set up to receive donations:

Just Giving – Shoreham Air Fund

Funds donated to this page will be administered by Sussex Community Foundation. Please note that there will be no management fee for this (the Councils have arranged this to ensure all money raised is put to best use), please only use and share this official site so that funds are centralised. 

Fundraising poster

A fundraising poster has been created for you to use, distribute and publicise your fundraising efforts.

Download poster (PDF)

We promise to update you on the total and intended use of these funds in close consultation with the relatives and friends of those affected at a later date.

If you wish to start a collection tin or bucket, perhaps in your place of work or business, you can bring any proceeds to Adur & Worthing Councils, Portland House, 44 Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HS where it will be paid into this fund.

There is some helpful advice and guidance on collecting money on the Institute of Fundraising’s website on charitable collections, for example, please ensure that the tin or bucket is sealed and tamper-proof.

Cheques can be made payable to: ‘Sussex Community Foundation’, please write SHOREHAM on the reverse.  Cheques can also be sent to the Portland House address, as above.

We have also set up a special phone line – 01903 221432 – where you can arrange for one of our contractors to officially collect your tins when they’re full, if this is easier for you.

The generosity is immense, thank you for the incredible donations made so far.

Remembrance and fundraising events

We know that there is a real sense of people wanting to come together and share their grief of the tragic event and loss of life.  We want to assist and help communities where we can to do this and can offer advice to facilitate this.

We want to start by stressing that Adur & Worthing Councils do not wish to dampen or hinder any good intentions, we ultimately want to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those attending.  It might also be that there are a number of events in your local area that could be joined up together to include more people.

To help this, a log of planned events has been set up, where you can view existing events or submit a new one please see our community events page.

The Councils do have some important requirements to consider to ensure that any larger events take place smoothly and safely, if you would like to discuss your ideas please contact the Councils’ Events Manager;

Should you wish to make a collection in a public street or place, by law, you require a street collection permit. Such permits are free of charge but ordinarily the legislation requires application 1 month before the proposed collection. In these circumstances, the Councils will waive this requirement for collections related to the Airshow tragedy and will do all that they can to issue permits as quickly as possible.

There is some useful advice on our website, regarding charity collections and planning public events, please see Adur & Worthing Councils’ charity collection licensing information.

If in doubt, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our licensing team directly on

You can add proceeds of fundraising events or bucket collections to the official fundraising page – please don’t set up new ones, but instead link to the main one.


Other help and showing support

The thoughtfulness and generosity of local people and businesses is simply staggering at times like these.  Please email if you wish to contact us about supporting in any other way that hasn’t been mentioned already.

The councils have opened books of condolences, placed in the following venues and online:

  • Adur Civic Centre, Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6PR
    (opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm, excluding bank holidays)
  • Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA
    (opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm, excluding bank holidays)
  • Centenary House, Durrington Lane, Durrington, BN13 2QB
    (opening hours: Mon to Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm, excluding bank holidays)
  • County Hall, West St, Chichester, PO19 1RQ
    (opening hours: Mon to Thurs, 8:30am to 5:00pm; Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm, excluding bank holidays)
  • County Hall North, Horsham, Chart Way, RH12 1XA
    (opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm, excluding bank holidays)
  • Online book of condolence

This is an incredibly difficult time for the community and we thank you for the strength and support everyone is providing.