The Manchester-based charity launched its fundraising campaign after the attack at the Manchester Arena in May to support the victims and their families.
Samra Said, the Human Appeal’s UK Domestic Programmes Manager, said: “We’re at the heart of the community and we had to do something and wanted to stand with the victims, with the city and with the citizens of Greater Manchester. We wanted to engage the community to do their part and stand up against hate.”
Human Appeal’s response was to provide as much support as possible to those directly affected by the attack. They launched the Muslims for Manchester appeal, supported by Muslims and friends of the Muslim community.
All the funds were raised via their online fundraising campaign, as well as a tube collection at Stockport Station. Donors also included Islamic Relief and World Federation.
Max Newton, Community Fundraising Manager, British Red Cross, said: “On behalf of the British Red Cross, I would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone involved with and who supported the Human Appeal to enable them to donate an amazing £26,000 to help those affected by the terrible attack at the Manchester Arena. It is an incredibly kind and humanitarian act and it is truly inspiring to see so many people and organisations from all parts of society come together at this time.”
Thanks to Human Appeal for their brilliant donation.