We Love Manchester Emergency Fund
The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund was a charity set up after the Manchester Arena attack of 22 May 2017, following a phenomenal outpouring of emotion and support from around the world.
The fund raised £21.6m, thanks to the generosity of the public and is now closed.
The objectives of the fund were:
- To relieve financial need among the victims and survivors of the disaster including families and dependants of those killed or injured
- To relieve sickness or disability whether physical or mental of victims of the disaster and their dependants
- To support such other charitable purposes as the trustees shall consider appropriate.
The money was released in phases to ensure that people got help quickly. Funds were distributed to bereaved families, those who were left with long-term injuries, those who had a hospital stay and those who have been psychologically traumatised.