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Justgiving have verified Tom Hardy's fundraising page for the victims of the Manchester terror attack, and total donations on the site have now tipped the £2 million mark. reports citing Daily Express.

The 39-year-old actor set out to raise £15,000 for the British Red Cross, exceeding his target this morning as the page has already racked up over £18,000.

Tom wrote: "I am hoping to raise money for The British Red Cross Society because the families and children will need support.

"What happened at the AG [Ariana Grande] concert in Manchester was a tragedy," he continued. "Families and children attacked and murdered; in a place where they should be safe and enjoying a concert - it is an inconceivable atrocity."

He went on to condemn the horrific attack on Monday as "cruel, cowardly and barbaric," calling the act of terror "abhorrent".

The star encouraged people to donate through JustGiving to help the victims rebuild their lives, saying: "There will be much to do and for many the beginning of a new life without those that they love."

With the help of the Hollywood star's page, JustGiving has now raised over £2 million from over 150 crowd funding pages that have been set up, including one created by the Manchester Evening News which has seen donations totalling £1,270,000 thanks to 41,000 supporters.

The bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena earlier this week killed 22 people, the youngest of whom was just eight years old.

At least 64 others were injured in the explosion which was carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

Today at 11am, a minute's silence was held to remember the victims of the attack as crowds gathered in Manchester's St Ann's Square to pay tribute and lay flowers.

The Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins led the mark of respect at the police headquarters as officers and staff also stopped to pay tribute.

2017.05.25 / 15:36
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