A fundraising day at The Rock which remembered the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing has raised hundreds for an important charity.

The Rock teamed up with Liv’s Trust to put on a day of remembrance and reflection as well as raising much needed funds for the charity.

In total, the day raised £638.83 for Liv’s Trust, which is The Rock’s partner charity this year.

It was set up in memory of Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15, who attended Tottington High School, and was killed in the attack. It aims to support young people with their music and dance ambitions.

John Atkinson, 28, from Radcliffe, was another victim who died in the attack.

He attended St John’s Church of England Primary School and Radcliffe High School and was a support worker for children and young adults with additional needs.

Twenty-two people, some of them children, were killed in the attack as Ariana Grande's gig drew to a close on May 22, 2017 - seven years ago today. 

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Running from 11am until 3pm, the event included a showcase of music and talent as well as an opportunity to remember and raise funds.

Performances by young people supported by the charity took place during the day and the line-up included Bury’s Fire Choir, Bury’s Encore Youth Fire Choir and those involved with the charity’s Hear Me Roar music group.

Fundraising activities, including a raffle and the chance to buy a heart memento, were also held.

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Sharon Goodman, Olivia’s grandma, said: “The build-up to the anniversary is always difficult but on Saturday it confirmed that the trust had achieved its aims as a living legacy to Olivia. She loved to sing and dance.

“Thank you to everyone who supported and donated to the event. You were truly generous.

“We would like to thank all the performers, The Rock staff, Roch Valley Radio and presenter Scarlett and all volunteers. It's an event that will stay in our hearts and minds.”

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Arnold Wilcox-Wood, centre director at The Rock, said: “Saturday’s event was a really special day and we’re pleased that so many people supported Liv’s Trust and helped to raise such vital funds.

“The young people the charity supports put on a brilliant showcase throughout the day and kept our shoppers entertained.

“Liv’s Trust Day also included the chance to remember and reflect on the arena atrocity and it was humbling to see so many people join together to remember the 22 victims. It was a day filled with emotions and something The Rock is proud to have been involved with.”