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Eminem takes to Twitter to help raise nearly £2million for Manchester attack victims

The US rapper encouraged fans to donate money to families of the terror attack on social media

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Eminem has been doing his bit to help victims and their families following the Manchester terror attack last Monday. The singer took to Twitter to encourage fans to donate money to Manchester Evening New’s JustGiving page to raise money for the British Red Cross, which has since reached £1,889,899. Writing besides the link to the website, he asked: "Join me in helping Manchester victims & their families, Make a donation to the @BritishRedCross and @MENnewsdesk," which has been shared over 8,000 times.

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Eminem helped raise money for victims of the Manchester terror attack

Meanwhile, actor Tom Hardy launched his own JustGiving page, also to collect funds for the British Red Cross, which has already exceeded it’s £15,000 target, seeing over £35,000 raised so far.

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Eminem asked fans to donate money to Manchester Evening New's JustGiving page

On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Coldplay are among the singers who will join Ariana Grande on stage at a tribute concert, ‘One Love Manchester,’ for the victims. The 23-year-old singer will return to the city on Sunday 4 June to perform at the Old Trafford cricket ground. Other performers confirmed to be joining the star are Take That, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus, Usher and Pharrell. All proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester emergency fund.

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The horrific attack saw 22 people killed and 59 injured

The Manchester terror attack took place shortly after Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester on 22 May. Twenty-two people were killed and 59 were injured when a suicide bomber placed a bomb in the foyer of Manchester arena as people began to leave the concert. At the time, Ariana tweeted: "Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words." So far 16 people have been arrested in connection to the horrific crime.

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