Foundation offers support to London 7/7 Survivor Karl Williams
July 9, 2015 | Nick Taylor
Earlier this week, the city of London came together to commemorate the tenth anniversary since the London 7 July bombings. Many of the people affected by the events ten years ago shared their experiences and talked about their own efforts to cope and recover.
Karl Williams (pictured with Victoria Derbyshire on BBC News) was travelling on the Piccadilly Line between King’s Cross and Russell Square.
26 people were killed when the bomb was detonated on the packed train. Karl was in the same carriage as the bomber. In the dark, and panic-stricken, Karl held the hand of an unknown woman who he credits with saving him.
He has spent the last 10 years looking for her in the hope he can thank her personally for her support and reassurance.
Earlier this week he spoke to Victoria Derbyshire about his experience (Click here to view the interview) and again appealed to find the woman. The BBC have now joined with the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace to ask if anyone may know who helped Karl on that day.
The Foundation manages the Survivors Assistance Network (SAN) that provides support to those affected by terrorism and political violence. Aimed at sharing information and experience, encouraging self-help and reducing the impact of post-traumatic stress, SAN focuses on improving recovery time, enabling people to cope and recover and making a real difference to those affected by terrorism.
Completely free of charge, SAN offers practical and emotional support through variety of means including a secure online support network, social media and newsletters. It also offers trauma education, dialogue, sharing experiences, conflict resolution and leadership training.
If you or someone you know have been affected by the events of 7/7 or any other acts of terrorism, then don’t suffer in silence. Contact us to see how we can help you.
If anyone can help Karl find the woman who helped him, then please contact us:
Tel: 01925 581 240