#OneLoveManchester concert – support

June 3, 2017 | Nick Taylor

Attending the #OneLoveManchester concert – arrangements for help and support for those affected by the terror attack at Manchester Arena

On Sunday evening, 4th June 2017, a concert is being staged at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground bringing together Ariana Grande and an all-star line-up to raise funds for the #OneLoveManchester appeal.  Many of the people in the audience attended the Manchester Arena attack and will be returning to the city and a concert for the first time.  Everyone concerned wants to make this an event to remember where everybody feels safe and supported and were #WESTANDTOGETHER

The charities Victim Support and the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace have joined together to support the organisers and authorities to provide support and help for anyone affected by the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

A 24-hour support line, operated by Victim Support and their specialist team is open and anyone affected can ring 08 08 16 89 111 (24 hours)

At the ground, the Foundation will have over 50 volunteers at all points of access giving out the support line number and information about how to gain help and support.  The volunteers will be clearly visible wearing special white t-shirts with a yellow and black #WeStandTogther logo and will be giving out stickers to people entering the show.

The British Red Cross will be managing the #OneLoveManchster appeal and the organisers have put in place arrangements to support everybody attending.  Trafford Council with Victim Support and the Foundation will be organising a ‘quiet area’ and working alongside the council professional care teams to provide additional support.

The gates open at 18:00 with the concert broadcast on BBC1, BBC and Capital Radio and live streamed by Twitter Music from 18:55 ending at 22:15.  An audience of 50,000 is expected at the ground with a huge global reach and the support provided by the Foundation, Victim Support and the local authority is intended to make the whole event safe and secure and show to the world how Manchester has come together after the bombing.

Please make the support line number available and use the hashtag #WeStandTogether – Like our page https://www.facebook.com/WeStandTogetherForPeace/

To find out more about the work of the Foundation –  www.foundation4peace.org – to find out more about or friends at Victim Support – www.victimsupport.org.uk

© 2017 The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, the charity that works nationally and internationally to promote peace and non-violent conflict resolution.

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