‘Coming together of communities’ inspires Manchester bee t-shirt fundraiser

Manchester is showing no sign of slowing down on the fundraising front with a clothing firm the latest to pledge money to the families of victims in last week’s atrocity.

Twenty two people were killed eight days ago when a suicide bomber targeted an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena – which has led to nearly £6million of donations to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Personalised clothing firm have said £11.99 of the £14.99 proceeds of their limited edition t-shirt will go to the fund.

Sam Jones, managing director of, said: “As a proud Manchester business, we have been devastated by the events at the Arena and our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

“Since the tragedy, we have been overwhelmed, but unsurprised, by the coming together of communities and we want to play our part.

“This specially-produced t-shirt, designed by our in-house team, is our way of contributing to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and also offers a means for people all over the UK to show their support for the city and those affected by the attack.

“The message on the t-shirt reflects the amazing unity shown in the city since the terrible events of last Monday night.”

AIMING HIGH: Manchester company have already sold more than 150 t-shirts as they seek to donate £12,000 to the Manchester Arena attack victims’ families

Of the 1,000 t-shirts made more than 150 have already been sold – the company are targeting a donation of £12,000.

“We’ve had great support for this campaign from our suppliers and partners, particularly t-shirt manufacturer Gildan, and I would like to officially thank them,” added Sam.

The specially-designed grey t-shirt features the slogan A City United as well as the Manchester bee symbol and the hashtag #SpiritofManchester. – based in Trafford Park – has set up the website where people can buy the shirts (sizes ranging from small to XXL) online.

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