Tom Hardy Launches A Fundraising Campaign For Victims Of Manchester Attack

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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Tom Hardy has set up a fundraising page in order to support the victims of Monday’s terror attack in Manchester.

The actor’s JustGiving page, titled Tom Hardy’s Manchester Emergency Fund, was verified by the online fundraising platform earlier today and aims to ‘raise some funds as a gesture of goodwill and love’ for the British Red Cross.

Hardy initially set a target of £15,000, but his page has so far raised £18,560 thanks to donations from over 800 supporters.

‘I am hoping to raise money for the British Red Cross Society because the families and children will need support,’ he wrote.

‘What happened at the AG [Ariana Grande] concert in Manchester was a tragedy; families and children attacked and murdered; in a place where they should be safe and enjoying a concert – it is an inconceivable atrocity.’

‘There is no bringing back those who have been lost, pointlessly, in such a cowardly and brutal fashion. I am truly saddened by what I have witnessed and there is no doubt that terrorism is an evil thing.’

‘There will be much to do and for many the beginning of a new life without those that they love and also a new life damaged irrevocably by the actions of a crime which has no reason, no heartfelt purpose but was simply a cruel cowardly and barbaric meaningless act of violence.’

‘Terrorism is abhorrent, the killing of innocent families and children unacceptable. And it is with those, the innocent victims and the witnesses of this atrocity that my heartfelt concern and deepest sympathy lies. Please help however you can. Thank you.’

Over 150 JustGiving pages have been set up so far to raise money for those affected by Monday’s attack, with over £2 million raised so far.

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