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.

    For anyone able to contribute, here is one way to provide support to the families and victims of #Manchester 🇬🇧 https://t.co/O7OjaLpw8D

    Including celebrities such as British rapper Kano.

    If this is all we can do we must do it - https://t.co/2fJUIcig4h

    On Facebook one man shared the crowdfund link while singing a song dedicated to the victims.

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    The newspaper said fashion retailer Boohoo made the biggest donation, of £100,000.

    They didn't want a big fuss but @boohoo made a £100,000 donation to #Manchester! Thank you https://t.co/4IGf25Qa7R

    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.

    The @BostonGlobe sent us pizza to keep us going. Thanks friends.

    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.

    You can donate here.

    Victoria Sanusi is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Victoria Sanusi at victoria.sanusi@buzzfeed.com.

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