Incredible ₤4.1m raised in
48 hours to support survivors of Manchester attack
DONATIONS to the 'We Love Manchester
Emergency Fund' have reached over ₤4 million, thanks to generous donations from
the public and Manchester's two major football clubs. Manchester United and
Manchester City have joined forces to pledge ₤1million to support survivors of
the attack at the Manchester Arena.
Members of the public are being encouraged to take part in a big charity
collection taking place in Manchester, on Saturday, 27 May 2017. The Red Cross are seeking
volunteers to take part at various locations around the City. For more details
send them an email.
Donors to the 'We Love Manchester Emergency Fund'
► Manchester City and Manchester United have jointly pledged ₤1m to the appeal
► The Wayne Rooney Foundation, the Arsenal Foundation and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure have also donated.
► Salford Red Devils will donate proceeds from the entry fees to their Super
League match against:- 'Catalan Dragons.'
► Companies including:- Co-op Bank, Starbucks UK, Bupa, Thomas Cook and Well
Pharmacy have also donated.
► Comedian Al Murray also matched funds raised by the audience during his gig in Southend.
► Actor Tom Hardy's appeal for survivors of the attack has reached over ₤18,000.
► 15 newspapers have also provided free advertising support to the appeal.
The fund will support people who have been injured or bereaved by the attack.
The donations will help alleviate suffering and ensure that victims and their
families do not face short term financial difficulties.
The Charity Commission is encouraging those wishing to support the victims of
this week's terrorist attack in Manchester to donate to a genuine charitable
appeal. It is also recommending people who want to donate do so via the We Love
Manchester Emergency Fund.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Eddy Newman, said:- "I have been
overwhelmed by all the support coming from across the world to help those
affected by this terrible tragedy. People across the globe have been struck by
our City's defiance and resilience and want to help. It will make a real
difference to those affected. Thank you."
Mike Adamson, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross said:- "Through
this appeal we continue to see the very best of humanity. In the immediate
aftermath of the attack, people came together to help each other. By donating to
support those affected by this terrible incident, that ethos continues. The
money raised will help those affected get the help they need today, tomorrow and
into the future."
To donate, please go to:-
RedCross.Org.UK/Manchester or call:- 0300