Manchester Arena attack: Families to each receive £250,000 from public fundraising effort


In perfect, 22 adults and children were killed when terrorist Salman Abedi detonated a suicide shell packed with nails and bolts outside the Manchester Arena where a concert by American pop songster Ariana Grande had just finished.

Since the devastation on May 22 which also offended 116 people, the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” has raised an astounding £18million.

Grande headlined a benefit concert in June which resurrected more than £2million in ticket sales alone.

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Manchester bomb children to each receive £250,000

Another £2million was reportedly donated during the concert. Those dispossessed have already been able to claim £70,000 with no states on how they spend the money.

The city and the world responded with such excessive kindness, generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack

Councillor Sue Murphy – Moderate of the trustees of the fund

And yesterday, the fund’s trustees announced that genres are now eligible for £180,000 more.

The latest round of payments will importance of more than half of the £18million will have been hand out, including £3.5million to those injured.

The fund has also take measured access to free financial counselling for the bereaved families. Councillor Sue Murphy, direct of the trustees of the fund, said they will next decide how and when to convey the rest of the money.

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American pop singer Ariana Grande

She said: “The town and the world responded with such extreme kindness, generosity and camaraderie in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack.

“Thanks to this we have shouted more than £18million.

“We were conscious that we had to get some in the wink of an eye to those with immediate needs. We have, therefore, given yon a third of the total to the bereaved families and £3.5million to those who were hospitalised after the denigration.

“In total, this means we have allocated over half of the prevailing money already. We will now spend some time looking at how we command distribute the rest of the funds.

“This will be a complex and sensitive function as we will need to assess the long-term impacts of the attack.” 

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