Shortly after the terrorist attack, The Manchester Evening News partnered with the British Red Cross to launch a donations campaign on JustGiving to raise £2 million to support the families of the victims killed and wounded in the tragic Manchester Arena attack.
The campaign has now raised over 80% of its £2 million goal from over 46,326 people since launching, supporters contributing over £1,636,377. JustGiving will not be taking any fees on this campaign; all the money will be distributed by the British Red Cross to the affected families.
“We have been assured by the British Red Cross that every penny raised by our fund will go to the families of those affected by Monday’s terrible attack. It will form part of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, launched by Manchester City Council and British Red Cross,” wrote the campaign organizers in a recent update. “Together we can make the greatest impact to help people affected by this devastating attack. Manchester City Council and British Red Cross both have experience in administering funds in emergencies and we want to make sure people get the help they need as soon as possible.”
Reports place the death toll from the Manchester Arena terrorist attack at 22 people, including children, and with 120 people injured. The Manchester Evening News launched the donations based campaign in response to reader’s interest in how they could help in the attack’s aftermath.
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