Statement from Leicester Hospitals Charity

Monday 29 October

It is with shock and deep sadness that we learn of the tragic loss of life following Saturday's incident at King Power Stadium.

On behalf of everyone at Leicester Hospitals Charity, our hearts and thoughts are with the family and friends of the five people who have died and with everyone at Leicester City Football Club during this awful time.

We have been very fortunate to have a close and valued relationship with the club who have regularly supported us in our efforts to enhance patient care at Leicester's Hospitals.

In particular, the consistent generosity of Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his family, who have donated so much to improve children's services at our hospitals and extended special invitations to patients to his executive box at the King Power Stadium, has been deeply appreciated by our charity.

These acts demonstrate not just how kind and caring the Srivaddhanaprabha family are, but how much they truly love our city. We pay tribute to his selfless efforts on this sad day.

We'd also like to recognise and thank our hospital staff, police, fire services and everyone else who provided emergency support, just as they do every day in our city.

Once again, our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. Just as our city came together to celebrate Leicester City's greatest achievement, we know it will come together once again to mourn this great loss.

– The Leicester Hospitals Charity team