May 25 – Arch-rivals on the pitch, Manchester City and Manchester United have jointly pledged £1 million to an emergency fund set up to support the victims of Monday’s suicide bomb attack that killed 22 people and left 64 injured.
The two clubs have come together to donate the money to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
The fund has been backed by Manchester’s Lord Mayor and, in partnership with the British Red Cross, was set up to aid the families and dependents of those who died in the terrorist atrocity.
Speaking of the collaboration, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, chairman of Manchester City said: “We have all been humbled by the strength and solidarity shown by the people of Manchester in the days since the attack.
“The hope of both our clubs is that our donation will go some small way to alleviate the daunting challenges faced by those directly affected and that our acting together will serve as a symbol to the world of the unbreakable strength of the spirit of Manchester.”
Echoing these sentiments, Ed Woodward, executive chairman of Manchester United, added: “The barbarism of Monday evening’s attack has shocked everyone. Our clubs are right at the heart of our local communities in Manchester and it is right that we present a unified response to this tragedy.”
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