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We Love Manchester Emergency Fund calls for final applications

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The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up to support the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack, has set a final date for people to apply to it for funding.

The charity, set up just days after the 22 May 2017 attack, has raised £21.3m for people who were bereaved, seriously physically injured or left with psychological scars.

The charity is encouraging anyone who meets the criteria for support, but has still not claimed, to do so by 30 September 2018.

People pay tribute to bomb victims 12 months after the attack Credit: pa

The emergency fund by its very nature was never intended as a permanent charity but as an urgent response to people’s very immediate needs. While its work will continue for some time, as we recognise that grief, injuries and trauma are ongoing, the time has arrived when the charity’s work is able to start being scaled down. We want to ensure that people who were affected, and who meet the criteria for support, have a last chance to apply before we close applications and assess how remaining funds are best distributed.

– Sue Murphy, We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

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