Monday 21 August 2017

Donations surpass £630,000 to JustGiving page for victims of the Manchester attack

Donations from over 25,000 supporters raised the money in just 12 hours.

By Edward Dracott

A fund for the victims of the Manchester suicide bomb attack has seen more than £630,000 pledged in support for those affected.

In the wake of the deadly blast local news organisation the Manchester Evening News (MEN) set up a crowdfunding initiative following requests from readers on how they could help.

Just 12 hours after its launch more than £630,000 had been donated by over 25,000 supporters to the families and victims of the atrocity, which saw 22 killed and 59 injured – and donations are still pouring in.

“Our wonderful city of Manchester has been terribly wounded,” said Manchester Evening News editor-in-chief Rob Irvine. “But it is a huge solace to see the response of individuals and organisations who have responded to cowardice and evil with kindness and generosity.”

“We are arranging with a charity to ensure this financial support, some of it from large corporations, reaches the families of those affected by this appalling tragedy.”

After surpassing its earlier targets, MEN’s page has now set a target of £750,000.

To make a donation you can visit the JustGiving page by clicking here

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The page is one of many crowdfunding efforts set up on the site in the wake of the Manchester terror attack – including one created by former England and Liverpool footballer Stan Collymore.

In the wake of the attack Manchester residents pulled together to offer beds, food and even blood in the wake of the attack.

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