News 25 May 2017
Author: Trudy Barry

Manchester Football Clubs come together to donate huge money to attack victims

Author Trudy Barry
25 May 2017

The level of community spirit the country has pulled together since Monday night’s attack at the Manchester MEN arena has been incredible.

Local taxi drivers offered free lifts, NHS were given free pizza, and people just generally went above and beyond to help the victims.

Now, Manchester United and Manchester City football teams have come together to jointly donate £1million toward helping the victims and their families. The sum was donated to the British Red Cross emergency fund which was set up in the wake of the attack. The fund has been backed by Manchester’s mayor.

Man United’s executive chairman Ed Woodward said, “It is right that we present a unified response to this tragedy.” With City’s chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak adding, “We have been humbled by the strength and solidarity shown by Manchester.”

This sum, along with other donations and merging with the Manchester Evening News’ crowd funding page means the fund currently stand at more than £3million at time of writing.