Borough Market is officially re-opening on Wednesday after being closed since experiencing a terrorist attack on 3rd June. Londoners are encouraged to come and show their support to the cities favourite wholesale and retail food market. £50,000 has already been raised to support businesses in and around Borough Market who have financially been at a loss since the crisis 10 days ago.
Donald Hyslop, chair of Trustees at Borough Market has made a statement:
“While the victims of last week’s terror attack will never be forgotten, and while the trauma experienced by this community will weigh heavily for a long time to come, it is essential for the wellbeing of everyone associated with Borough Market that we return to at least a semblance of normality as soon as we can. On Wednesday, the bell will ring, the stalls will open, customers will start to arrive, and the healing process will begin.”
Donald Hyslop has asked Londoners to show their support and there will be a moment of silence to remember for those who were affected.
“Starting on Wednesday, every person who comes here will be making a difference. At 10am, we will link arms, pause for a moment of silent reflection, then ring the Market bell loud and clear. And from that moment onwards we will need you more than ever.”
“Anyone else who wishes to help in the coming weeks can do so in one simple but fundamental way: by turning up, putting a buzz back into the atmosphere, and buying some high quality food and drink from the fantastic array of traders who make this such a special and diverse place.” Donald Hyslop states. His official statement can be found here.