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Artwork based on Tony Walsh's poem helps support victims of the Manchester attack

A painting featuring 'This is the place' was sold at auction for £7,100. Credit: ITV Granada

A painting which features the words of a poem by Manchester's Tony Walsh has been sold at auction for £7,100.

'This is the place' was read by Tony at a huge vigil the night after the tragic Manchester Arena attack which killed 22 people.

The words of the poem were a source of comfort to many at a time when the city was in mourning.

The money raised from the sale of the painting will go towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and Forever Manchester.

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