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Manchester Evening News raises over £1m in one day for families affected by bomb attack

The Manchester Evening News (MEN) has raised over £1m in donations in just one day for those affected by the terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday (22 May).

The appeal, called ‘We Stand Together’ was launched yesterday to support the families of victims of the attack. More than 30,000 people have made donations to the fundraising page with pledges of money from organisations including Morrisons and the Co-Op.

The money raised by the Manchester Evening News and its readers will be administered by the British Red Cross, who are offering support to affected families.

A total of 22 people were killed in the suicide bomb attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, with a further 59 injured.

Rob Irvine, editor of Manchester Evening News, said: "The response of the public in Greater Manchester and across the country has been amazing. So many people want to help.

"We have also been moved by the number of papers and websites who have rallied round Manchester, with messages of support on newspaper front pages and website home pages."

The MEN is asking other newspapers, websites and media to call on their readers to support the appeal.

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