Families of Manchester attack victims to be given £250,000 each from donation fund

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Each family who lost someone in the Manchester Arena terror attack is to receive £250,000. 

The relatives of the 22 people who died in the May 22 bombing will be given the money from donations to the We Love Manchester appeal, it emerged on Tuesday.

Attack survivors who were in hospital for a week or more have already been given £60,000, while 96 others who were hospitalised for fewer than seven nights have received £3,500.

The We Love Manchester emergency fund, which saw millions of pounds of donations flood in following the attack, has since welcomed donations from all over the world including profits from Ariana Grande’s One Love benefit concert.

Tributes left at the scene. (Ben Birchall/PA )

Families given the quarter of a million pounds include sisters Patrycia, 12, and Alex Klis, 20, who will receive £500,000 after both their parents died while waiting to collect them from the gig.

According to Sue Murphy, who is the deputy leader of Manchester City Council and who chairs the fund, 11 people are still in hospital/

Some people who were hospitalised after being injured could receive an extra instalment of money if their injuries are still impacting their life, the Guardian reported.

Ms Murphy said: “There are some grey areas. For example, people who were quickly discharged from hospital but have since had to return for further operations.”

Victims’ families have already received £70,000 and will receive the rest of the £250,000 in the coming weeks, according to the Guardian.

The balance will be given to one family member who is the victim’s next of kin. According to Ms Murphy, “virtually all” have accepted the money.

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, detonated his explosive as crowds, many of whom were young and teenage girls, left an Ariana Grande concert.


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