Tom Hardy Launches Fundraiser For Manchester Attack Victims

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Tom Hardy Manchester Campaign

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Tom Hardy Manchester Campaign

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Tom Hardy has launched a campaign to raise money for the victims of Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester. The actor started a page on the fundraising platform JustGiving for people to donate money to the British Red Cross Society.

“What happened last night at the [Ariana Grande] concert in Manchester was a tragedy,” the actor stated on his page, dubbed the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.” “Families and children attacked and murdered; in a place where they should be safe and enjoying a concert. It is an inconceivable atrocity.” Hardy continued, “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.”

The actor went on to urge people to help him “raise some funds as a gesture of goodwill and love to help in some small way towards repairing some if any of the damage done…” He added, “There will be much to do and for many the beginning of a new life without those that they love…” Hardy went on to say that the deadly attack had “no reason, no heartfelt purpose but was simply a cruel cowardly and barbaric, meaningless act of violence. A road to recovery unimaginable.”

Hardy concluded his plea by writing, “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.” The actor has set a fundraising target of £15,000, which equates to a little under $20,000.

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