Bristol Evening Post *** Tuesday April 17th 1973
Gifts pouring in for families bereaved by the Swiss air disaster looks like topping £20,000 by tonight. The general launched fund to cover the Axbridge, Cheddar, Congresbury and Wrington areas has now reached £11,085.
The people of Basle have contributed more than £5,625 and money pouring into the individual towns and villages from all over the country has topped £3,000. Former Axbridge Rural Council treasurer, Mr. Cyril Farthing, who came out of retirement to handle the general fund said £2,688 had been received today alone. The total fund so far included three cheques for £1,000 and two for £500. Council chairman, Clir. John Walter, who launched the general fund, said its aim was to provide short- term and long-term help.