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Fundraiser organised by GMP detectives who responded to attack.

Three Greater Manchester Police officers, who responded to the Arena attack, are organising a Glitter Ball to raise funds for those affected.

Jed Sudworth, Sam Gaunt and Andy Bailey were part of the police’s major incident team that responded on the night of May 22 and they were so moved by what they saw that they wanted to do more to help the injured people.

The ball will take place at Lancashire Cricket Club, in Old Trafford, on Friday, March 23, in support of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

The team said: “Little did we know the enormity of what we would be faced with that evening on our arrival at the scene or the aftermath which lasted months, and for some still continues to this day.

“What we experienced on that evening and in the aftermath will remain with many of us for the rest of our lives (as well as everyone else there that night) and it is for this reason that the same team of detectives have decided to organise a benefit ball, entirely in their own time, and at no cost to the organisation, to raise as much money as possible to help the survivors and their families continue with their daily lives.”

Big names to already sign up in support include DJ and Inspiral Carpets star Clint Boon and comedian Dave Spikey. 

For further details, visit their Facebook page or email: info@gmbeeball.co.uk

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