Manchester bomb attack raises £21.6m
The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, launched in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack, has raised £21.6 million to help victims' families and survivors.
The charity, which stopped taking donations on 31 January, said that the final round of funding will go to those left permanently disabled or who still require significant surgery or rehabilitation.We Love Manchester Emergency Fund also said that, although the majority of funds raised has gone to bereaved families, it was keen to also help those who require continuing medical support and care.
The arena bombing took place on 22 May 2017 and resulted in the deaths of 23 people, including the attacker Salman Ramadan Abedi, a 22-year-old local man of Libyan ancestry.
The second anniversary of the attack will be marked with a civic memorial service at St Ann’s church at 2pm on Wednesday 22 May 2019.