The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has raised £5 million since it was launched just a few days ago.

The latest big names to donate include musicians Liam Gallagher and Eminem.

The fund, launched by Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross, will support those who have been injured or bereaved by the attack at the Manchester Arena on Monday evening. Manchester Evening News has also joined forces with this fund.

People’s generosity

Donations have come pouring in over the last few days from the public, football clubs and businesses.

Holly in Salford Quays has been raising money by drawing henna bees for people in her office and nearby.

A huge charity collection will also take place in Manchester on Saturday, with over 100 volunteers stationed around the city.

The latest to give or pledge to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund include:

  • Liam Gallagher, who announced his first ever solo gig in Manchester. All profits will be donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
  • Eminem who has pledged his support and urged fans to join him by donating to the fund.
  • The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, who is taking part in the Great Manchester Run this weekend to raise funds for the appeal.
  • Customers in local Tescos and Starbucks across the UK will be able to donate in store.
  • Companies including eBay, Morrisons, Manchester Airports Group, GSK and RBS have all supported the appeal. The Co-op will also donate all profits from cut flower sales in its Manchester city centre stores.

The money raised will help alleviate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties.

Please show your support: donate to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

Thank you to everyone who has donated.

Red Cross volunteers

Since Monday, our staff and volunteers have been providing practical and emotional support in hospitals, both to families and hospital staff.

We are continuing to support bereaved families at multiple locations in Manchester, working with Cruse Bereavement Care.