A Crowdfund For The Families Of Manchester Attack Victims Has Now Raised More Than £1 Million
The Manchester Evening News told BuzzFeed News: "The fact that Mancunians have shown such strength, warmth and support to each other during this extremely difficult time is really heartening."
The Manchester Evening News has set up a crowdfunding page to raise money for the families of victims of the Manchester attack.
A spokesperson for the paper told BuzzFeed News that donations have now exceeded £1 million.
The paper formed a partnership with the British Red Cross to make sure the money goes to the people who are affected by the devastating events of Monday night.
"We have been completely overwhelmed by the support the people of Manchester have offered since the devastating news broke on Monday," the spokesperson said in a statement.
"The fact that Mancunians have shown such strength, warmth and support to each other during this extremely difficult time is really heartening – although not surprising to us."
People shared the crowdfund link all over social media.
Including celebrities such as British rapper Kano.
On Facebook one man shared the crowdfund link while singing a song dedicated to the victims.
The newspaper said fashion retailer Boohoo made the biggest donation, of £100,000.
Many left heartfelt messages on the page. "Sleep tight little ones," one said. The youngest victim of the attack was 8 years old.
Boston Globe sent The Manchester Evening News team several boxes of pizza as a gesture of kindness.
It's a tradition for newsrooms to send each other pizza during stressful times. It started during the Boston Bombing in 2013, when the Chicago Tribune sent the Boston Globe 60 pies.