Tom Hardy helps raise £2 million after Manchester terror attack
Actor Tom Hardy has set up a JustGiving page to help raise money for those affected by the Manchester terror attack.
The Peaky Blinders actor is raising money for the British Red Cross Society and has already collected £20,784 (at time of writing), surpassing his original target of £20,163.
The British Red Cross Society’s campaign has already reached £2 million to help in the aftermath of the tragedy that took place on Sunday (May 22), leaving 22 people dead and 59 injured.
Hardy wrote on his JustGiving page: “I am hoping to raise money for The British Red Cross Society because the families and children will need support.
“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.
“I hope that between us we can 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…
“There will be much to do and for many the beginning of a new life without those that they love and also a new life damaged irrevocably by the actions of a crime which has no reason, no heartfelt purpose but was simply a cruel cowardly and barbaric, meaningless act of violence.
“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.”