£300,000 Raised In Five Hours For Manchester Attack Victims
Following the Manchester terror attack, a crowdfunding appeal has been set up to support victims and has now reached nearly £400,000.
The Manchester Evening News started the fundraiser initially, due to the overwhelming response from readers asking how they can help and contribute in some way.
Their Crowdfunder page reads:
Manchester Evening News readers have been asking how they can help, so we have started this fund to help support the families in the aftermath of the attack.
Their first target was £100,000, but by lunchtime, that total had tripled – due to a hugely generous donation from Umar Kamani- the man behind fashion giant Boohoo – leading them to increase their goal to £500,000.
The atrocious attack took place at 10:35pm, just minutes after the popstar had finished her gig – in which thousands of teenagers, young people and children were in attendance.
At present 22 people have been declared dead and 59 others injured, with the death toll expected to rise.
The first named victim was 18-year-old Ariana superfan Georgina Callander, who sadly died as a result of the blast.
A second victim has now been named as eight-year-old girl Saffie-Rose Roussos.
Police are encouraging anyone with any photos or information regarding the horrific attack to send them to: ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk or upload them at: ukpoliceimageappeal.com.
They are also urging people with any information at all, to come forward and call the terrorist hotline on: 0800 789 321.
There is also an emergency number for anyone looking for and worried about loved ones: 0161 856 9400.
Incredible donations and a huge show of support from across the country, proving that kindness will overcome evil and we will all stand strong and united against this sort of cowardice.
Thoughts are with all of those affected at this awful time and with the families of those who have tragically lost their lives.
To make a donation, please go to: Just Giving