Help for Heroes has received a surge in donations following the murder yesterday of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich. The donations follow the report that the soldier was wearing one of the charity’s t-shirts.Help for Heroes’ website “crashed within hours of the killing beneath the weight of the heightened interest” according to The Daily Telegraph, and is today operating in a cut-down version, with a single holding page expressing the charity’s sadness at the soldier’s death.The page stated “Thousands of people have visited our website wishing to donate or to buy H4H T-Shirts in an extraordinary demonstration of support and defiance of terrorism”. It listed ways in which people could do so, and asked for patience as it worked to respond to the reaction. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 May 2013 | News Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan joined others calling for people to show solidarity by buying and wearing Help for Heroes’ t-shirts.Let’s get it trending…#HelpforHeroeshonourday.May 22nd…All wear Help for Heroes T shirts to work… RT please — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 22, 2013Similar increases in donations have followed other widely reported deaths, for example of celebrities or charity runners at events.Photo: weddingsinkent on Flickr.com 7 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Help for Heroes site sees surge in donations following soldier’s murder About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.