Manchester Arena attack fund to stop taking donations

The "We Love Manchester Fund" is now scaling down its work.

The charity set up to help victims' families and survivors of the Manchester Arena attack is to stop taking donations.

The "We Love Manchester" Fund raised £21 million - of which 95% has already been spent.

The One Love Manchester benefit concert raised £7.3m for the fund. Credit: PA

It's made payments to next of kin of the dead, and to victims who suffered physical injuries.

Around £3m was given to people left with psychological injuries.

22 people were killed in the atrocity in May last year.

Now, there is just £750,000 left to allocate, and the Fund will stop taking donations from the 31 January, 2019.

People who fundraise for the charity are being asked to make sure their donations are banked by that date.

The Chair of the trustees of the Fund says it was "never intended as a permanent charity, but as an urgent response to people’s immediate needs"

The fund raised £21m in donations to help those affected. Credit: ITV News

“The time has arrived when the charity’s work is able to start being scaled down.