UK Family Support Group Launches Website
London ñ 11th September 2003.† Today, the UK Family Support Group launched a website (www.s11ukfsg.org) to commemorate the British lives lost in the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.† The site will be host to information related to September 11th and it is hoped the site will become a virtual memorial to the 67 Britons killed.
The publicly accessible site will provide information about the group, its mission, memorials and services devoted to the September 11th victims.† There will also be a section devoted to personal tributes and photographs of those lost which can be posted by family, friends and colleagues, and a password-protected section which will allow victimís relatives to keep in contact online.
In the months following the attacks, relatives of the British victims formed the September 11th UK Family Support Group which now has over 250 family members.† One of the primary functions of the group was to provide information, including details about the ongoing investigation in the U.S., sources of support and assistance, and moral and emotional support to the families.† They will now be able to access this via the website which will act as an important communication tool to all those affected by September 11 2001.
"Given the complexities of the investigation in the U.S., issues relating to compensation and the sheer scale of the tragedy, sharing information among ourselves has been the most important thing.† As well as giving us a place to remember our loved ones, this website will allow us to get in touch quickly and easily, while respecting the privacy of all," said Tom Clarke, spokesperson for the UKFSG, whose sister Suria was killed in the World Trade Center.
Development and Technical assistance to bring the site to life was generously donated by Cantor Fitzgerald and subsidiary eSpeed, which lost two thirds of New York staff in the attacks including 19 Britons.† ESpeed will host the site which will be edited by the UKFSG secretary Hannah Ali, who lost her sister Sarah Ali in the World Trade Center.
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