English football giants Manchester United and Manchester City have come together to donate £1 million ($1.3 million) to the emergency fund set up following the terror attack in their city.
It has been confirmed that the total number of casualties from the bomb blast at the Ariana Grande concert were 22 and the total number of injured people was around 64.
Manchester’s two rival teams have shown solidarity with the hashtag #ACITYUNITED and by boosting the ‘we love manchester emergency fund’ by 2Million pounds in just 24 hours. The funds basic purpose is to help the victims and their families.
“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.” Said Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
“The money will help, of course but the work of the two clubs and their respective foundation and community scheme can build on the fantastic spirit that Mancunians have shown in the immediate aftermath.” said Manchester United executive chairman Ed woodward.
The wayne Rooney foundation has also pledged to 100,000 pounds while the Arsenal foundation has donated 50,000 pounds towards the cause.