Manchester Bombing

Manchester Bombing – Foundation helps those affected

June 15, 2016 | Nick Taylor

Manchester Bombing – Foundation helps those affected

It is twenty years since the 1996 Manchester bombing, an attack carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) on Saturday 15 June 1996. The IRA detonated a truck bomb on Corporation Street in the centre of Manchester, England. The biggest bomb detonated in Great Britain since World War II, it targeted the city’s infrastructure and economy and caused widespread damage.  At least 75,000 people were evacuated from the area, and more than 200 people were injured, but there were no fatalities.  This was one of a number of attacks in Great Britain including early bombings in Manchester.

Today, as the city remembers those injured, a number of events are planned and the media are reporting back to 1996.  The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is supporting the city and the people by reminding everyone that they operate the national Survivors Assistance Network (SAN).  SAN is a free support service open to anyone affected by terrorism and offering free health, social and welfare advice and a whole network of interventions and activities.

Anyone affected by Manchester, or any other terrorist incident, can contact the Foundation in confidence for a discussion and we wii try to help.  Contact us SAN@foundation4peace.org or 01925 581231