According to Councillor Sue Murphy, chairman of the trustees of the Manchester fund, the families of the 22 people killed in a terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester three months ago will each be compensated with $324,000 (£250,000) from money donated by members of the public.
The money will come from the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up in the wake of the attack by ISIS sympathizer Salman Abedi on 22 May, which has so far raised more than $23 million.
The statement says, ‘the payments will ensure the families benefit from the phenomenal outpouring of public support following the attack. The city and the world responded with such extreme kindness, generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack. Thanks to this we have raised more than £18 million ($23 million) and we were conscious that we had to get some of swiftly this to those with immediate needs’.