The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust aims to complete the memorial during 2015. Most of the funds needed have been raised due to the hard work of the Trust committee over the past eight years. The remainder needed is for the installation of the teak stairway. The light conicals that will allow sunlight to shine down from the stairway roof are now available for sponsorship by individuals or companies whose names will appear on the charity's website, and in Bishopsgate Institute and Tower Hamlets archives for posterity.
The memorial is dedicated not only to the 173 people of the communities who lost their lives that day in March 1943, but also to the survivors, many of whom lost friends and family in the disaster. In addition, the memorial will remember the Emergency Services, the firemen, policeman, ambulance, wardens, clergy and hospital staff who helped the injured.