The families of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena attack will receive over $400,000 each thanks to public donations and Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester charity concert.
The total amount of money raised for the victims was revealed by We Love Manchester’s Councillor Sue Murphy overnight.
“We have raised more than £18m and we were conscious that we had to get some of this swiftly to those with immediate needs,” Councillor Murphy said.
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“We have therefore given around a third of the total to the bereaved families and £3.5m to those who were hospitalised after the attack. In total this means we have allocated over half of the existing money already.
“We will now spend some time looking at how we will distribute the rest of the funds. This will be a complex and sensitive process as we will need to assess the long-term impacts of the attack. We will issue an update as soon as we know more.”
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