Survivors and bereaved relatives gathered to remember the terrible events of sixteen years ago, in which four suicide bombers attacked central London, killing 52 people and injuring hundreds more.
The annual memorial ceremony took place at the 7/7 Memorial in the south-east corner of Hyde Park. The event was streamed on Youtube and is available to watch here.
Tim Coulson MBE, Edgware Road survivor, read out the names of those who died. And King’s Cross/ Russell Square responder, retired police officer, Tony Moore gave the welcoming address.
Survivors, Graham Foulkes, Gill Hicks, Alex Marshall and Ella Young also spoke at the event.
Writing for the National Emergencies Trust blog, LET chair Gerald Oppenheim, says:
“As news of what happened on 7 July 2005 began to emerge, people across the UK and the world responded with the most incredible outpouring of generosity. United in shock and grief, the public wanted to do something and made donations to support those affected. It was a way they could express their sympathy and try to help to make a difference from a distance.
“Today we will see that same unity and desire to give once again. Not donations now, but time. Across the UK, we will come together to remember the 52 people who tragically lost their lives, and those who still live with the after-effects today, seen and unseen”.