A text donation service we launched with the Wayne Rooney Foundation has raised £93,000 for victims and families of Manchester’s attack.
Details of the service went out during the UEFA Europa League final in Stockholm – which saw Manchester United win against Ajax – and on social media.
More than 18,500 donations flooded in.
Dave Wiggins of MyDonate – BT’s not-for-profit, online fundraising and donation service - said: “There’s been a fantastic response to the appeal following the broadcast during the Europa League final last night – and donations continue to come in.”
You can make a £5 donation by texting “CityUnited” to 70800 (check out the terms and conditions).
We’re a founding and principal partner of the foundation, which has already made a £100,000 donation to provide support and practical help for victims and their families.
Manchester United star Rooney said: “There are moments in life that instantly affect you and stop you in your tracks. Monday night was one of those occasions.
“Like so many others, I’ve enjoyed great nights at the arena, often with my family.
“As a father, I’m horrified that a night out for so many young people could end so tragically. My heart goes out all those affected. Please give whatever you can.”