David Holdsworth, Registrar of Charities for England and Wales and Chief Operating Officer at the Charity Commission said:
We are saddened to hear of the tragic events in West London. There are many registered charities on the ground doing what they do best to assist those who have been affected. We are urging members of the public that wish to make donations to check that they give to a registered charity in order to best support those affected, and also importantly to check with those charities what support they need - whether that is money, time or other essential supplies.
Safer giving advice
Check the charity is registered on the charity register.
The Commission issues official advice on how to ensure that charity donations go to legitimate charities. Detailed advice and safer giving tips can be found on GOV.UK.