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Pink ribbons line Preston church in wake of Manchester attack

Posted on - 26th May, 2017 - 10:22am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, News
Pink ribbons in Preston city centre Pic: Sarah Steele
Pink ribbons in Preston city centre Pic: Sarah Steele

Railings of a church in Preston have little flickers of pink along them following the Manchester attack.

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Central Methodist Church in Lune Street has invited ribbons to be tied to the rails along its front wall.

It’s a symbol of unity from Preston to its fellow North West city in the wake of Monday night’s attack.

Reverend Sue Griffiths said she wanted people to have a focus to pay their respects for what happened at Manchester Arena.

Read more: Vigil held at Worden Park in memory of Manchester victims

22 people died when a suicide bomber detonated his device in the foyer of the venue – and more than 50 people were left seriously injured, many of them children. One of the victims was an eight-year-old girl from Leyland, another a student at Runshaw College.

Prayers have been said for Manchester Pic: Sarah Steele
Prayers have been said for Manchester Pic: Sarah Steele

Ribbons are available in the coffee shop inside the church.

An appeal to raise money for the families of the victims of the Manchester bombing has been set up and has topped the £1.5million mark. You can donate here.

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