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Friday, May 26, 2017

Man-United And Man-City Donate N500m to Support Victims of Manchester Arena attack

Manchester United and Manchester City Football Clubs have today come together to pledge £1million (nearly N500million) to the 'we Love Manchester Emergency Fund'The fund was set up to assist the families and dependants of the 22 people who died in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, which also left 64 people injured, many of them critically.

As a mark of respect, Manchester United held a minute's silence and wore black armbands during Wednesday night's Europa League final victory over Ajax in Stockholm while anchester City Women did same at their Spring Series match against Chelsea Ladies at the Academy Stadium on Thursday evening.
Injured people were led away from the arena
The Red and Blue halves of Manchester have combined to support the city they have each called home for more than 120 years and which has been profoundly affected by the tragic events witnessed on Monday. Under the banner of #ACityUnited, the 2 clubs will continue to explore opportunities to support the city at this testing time.

The Lord Mayor-backed emergency fund, in partnership with the British Red Cross, was set up in the wake of the horrifying attack at the Manchester Arena and is designed to assist the families and dependants of the 22 people who died in the atrocity and the 64 people who were injured, many of them critically.

Speaking of the collaboration, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of Manchester City, said:

"We have all been humbled by the strength and solidarity shown by the people of Manchester in the days since the attack. The hope of both our clubs is that our donation will go some small way to alleviate the daunting challenges faced by those directly affected and that our acting together will serve as a symbol to the world of the unbreakable strength of the spirit of Manchester."

For anyone who wishes to donate to the fund, please: 

To read our earlier report on the London tragedy, please click here

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