59 people were killed in the attack
Following the terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday, in which 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl, were killed and 59 people have been injured, the fundraising platform JustGiving has set up an emergency appeal fund with the British Red Cross to support the victims and their families.
On May 22, just after 22:30 local time, an explosive device was detonated at the Manchester Arena. At the time the venue was emptying following an Ariana Grande concert, and it is believed that a suicide bomber was responsible for the blast in the foyer, killing at least 22 people and injuring many more.
In the aftermath of the attack, people responded by creating over 150 JustGiving crowdfunding pages to raise money to help those affected, including a JustGiving page set up by the Manchester Evening News which has raised £400,000 from over 10,000 supporters since the page was created at 07:53 this morning.
The first two victims to be named are eight-year-old Saffie Roussos who was a pupil at Tarleton Primary school in Lancashire and eighteen-year-old Georgina Callander who was studying social care at Runshaw College in Leyland Lancashire.
Rhys Goode, spokesperson for JustGiving, said: “Following this devastating and cowardly attack, it speaks volumes that the people of Manchester and across the UK have rallied to support the victims, their families and friends in their hour of need. This shows just how strong people’s resolve is not to be cowed in the face of terror.”
To support the appeal, please visit