Fashion brand, Boohoo, have reportedly donated £100,000 to the victims killed and injured at Manchester Arena following a terror attack during an Ariana Grande concert, OK Magazine has reported.
It was confirmed this morning that 22 people have died – including children – and 59 injured following an explosion which was carried out at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert at 10.30pm, May 22.
Manchester Evening News, who tweeted their appreciated to the brand, said: “They didn’t want a big fuss but @boohoo made a £100,000 donation to #Manchester! Thank you.”
Manchester Evening News set up a £250,000 Crowd Funding page for people to donate money to the victims and their families.
Although Boohoo have not confirmed this donation, they did release a statement on twitter which said: “Today we wake up to news we never imagined we would hear. Boohoo was born and bred in Manchester – it is the place we call home.
“Our thoughts are with all those affected. As a sign of respect for all those involved, our channels will remain silent for 24 hours. #WeAreManchester.”
Many celebrities, including Ariana Grande, took to twitter to express their condolences to the victims and their families.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I’m sending all my love.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 23, 2017
I’m heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I’m so sorry to hear this
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 23, 2017
Greater Manchester Police confirmed that the attacker, suspected to be a suicide bomber, was killed in the attack. The area around the stadium remains on lock-down as investigations continue.
In a statement, Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we could never see.
“Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert at the Manchester Arena and have lost their lives. Our thoughts are with those 22 victims that we now know have died, the 59 people who have been injured and their loved ones.”