Manchester Arena attack - support and fundraising

Bury is sharing its sympathy and our thoughts are with everyone affected, especially those who have lost loved ones or been injured and traumatised. 

Books of condolence 

To share and record your thoughts in the books of condolence, go to the Manchester online book of condolence or visit Bury Town Hall between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

Books of condolence are also in place at the following libraries: Bury, Prestwich, Longfield Centre, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington and Whitefield. Visit the libraries page to find out opening times.

The books at each of the locations mentioned above will remain in place up to and including Friday 30 June 2017. 

Support for people affected

Support from Victim Support

Victim Support is a national charity providing immediate emotional and practical local support to victims and witnesses of the Manchester attack. They can also refer people onto specialist services if needed. 

Online advice at

Go to for detailed guidance from the Home Office on support services for victims, witnesses, family members, and all those affected by the attack.

Support for mental wellbeing

pdf icon Mental wellbeing advice sheet [27kb]

This guidance is aimed at anyone exposed to the incident at Manchester Arena that took place on 22 May 2017. The emotional effects will be felt by survivors, bereaved families, friends, emergency services, health care workers and the general public. If you witnessed or lost someone in the attack you will most certainly have a strong reaction. Reactions are likely to be strongest in those closest to the incident, who directly witnessed the aftermath and who were involved in the immediate care of victims.


Manchester City Council has launched an appeal in partnership with the British Red Cross to support those affected by the devastating attack in Manchester and their families. The fund will support people who have been injured or bereaved by the attack.

The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Go to for advice on giving to genuine charitable appeals that support the victims in Manchester.

Bury Vigil - 24 May 2017

To remember Olivia, John and all those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing, a vigil was held in Whitehead Gardens, Bury.