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Monday, 2 July 2012

Fund for girl crippled in gang shooting reaches £172K

This is Local London

9:20am Monday 2nd July 2012 in News

A fund for a schoolgirl who was crippled by gangsters in a shooting at her uncle’s shop has hit £172,000.

The money raised by Scotland Yard detectives will pay for vital equipment to support six-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran, who doctors fear may never walk again after being shot at the Stockwell Food and Wine shop.

Anthony McCalla, 20, from Streatham, was one of three gang members to be jailed for the attack in March last year.

Thusha remains paralysed from the waist down and her parents have made several appeals for donations towards her care.


Detective Constable Richard Williamson, one of the Trident officers who investigated her case and who is embarking on the Three Peaks challenge in September in a bid to boost funds further, said: “The generosity that people have shown has completely blown us away.“We have already been able to pay for things like a wheelchair that she needed and now we are looking at setting up a trust fund for her.“It is amazing that the money has already gone towards making Thusha’s life easier. If we are able to get to £200,000 that would be great.”

Anyone wishing to donate can do so via: The Thusha Appeal, HSBC Bank, 5 Wimbledon Hill Road, London SW19 7NF. Sort code 40-07-30 and account number 12239108.

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