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NGOAberfan Disaster Fund and Centre
AddressAberfan Disaster Fund and Centre, c/o Civic Centre, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, CF47 8AN
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Background InformationThe Aberfan Disaster Fund was formed in response to the 1966 Aberfan disaster, when a waste tip from Merthyr Vale Colliery slid down the mountainside and engulfed buildings including Pantglas Junior School, killing 144 people in all, and 116 children. The Fund raised £1.75m in three months, and was then charged with the appropriate distribution of these funds. It is now concerned more generally with benefiting the inhabitants of Aberfan. Charity no. 251829. Sources: www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/politics/aberfan/home2.htm; www.charity-commission.gov.uk
Year Created1966
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesAberfan Disaster Fund
Related OrganisationsAberfan Parents and Residents Association
KeywordsPublic safety; Wales.
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