1. ITV Report

We Love Manchester fund raises £21.6 million

The We Love Manchester Fund has confirmed its final total raised to help the victims of the Manchester Arena Bomb.

It stopped taking funds in January and has confirmed that its raised 21.6 million pounds.

Although the majority of funds raised have gone to bereaved families, trustees of the charity were keen to also help those who require ongoing medical support and care.

The remaining £1.1 million will be given to people most significantly injured.

“Manchester and the world responded with such kindness, generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack, which took place nearly two years ago.

In raising more than £21.5m, those who donated have helped many, many people who suffered during that incident.

The trustees of the fund understand that people have been affected very differently by the attack and in order to discharge their responsibilities both to the beneficiaries and to the donors have made these decisions based on ongoing physical and functional disability and clinical prognosis, following advice from medical professionals.

As the second anniversary approaches, our thoughts, as always, are with all those affected by the attack.”

– Edith Cole OBE, We Love Manchester Emergency Fund chair of Trustees