Guardian and Observer readers have shown their solidarity with the Windrush generation by donating £920,000 to our charity appeal, which closes Thursday

Our charity appeal for 2018 sought to celebrate the work of five charities who had helped bring the Windrush scandal to light, and raise vital money so that they can continue to fight for justice for those whose lives have been turned upside down by the hostile environment policy. With your help we’ve achieved both. It’s a fantastic achievement: thank you.

Thousands of readers have donated to the appeal – we have so far raised more than £920,000 for our five charities, and there are still three days to go before it closes (at midnight on Thursday). The average individual donation has been about £75. As always, Guardian and Observer readers have shown extraordinary generosity. In a harsh and often cynical world, the appeal feels like a small beacon for justice, tolerance and compassion.

Related: ‘This country welcomed me. Now it’s my turn to welcome others’: how readers were inspired to donate

The Guardian and Observer charity appeal 2018 closes at midnight on Thursday. Please donate here.

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