Scouts raise over £60k for Arena attack memorial
Monday 26th February 2018 @ 16:00 by Lee Wild
News Tameside

Over £60,000 has been raised for a permanent memorial to the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena Attack by the sale of Manchester Scout’s Bee Badges.

It was the brainchild of 6th Ashton Broadoak Explorer Scout Leader Doug Pepper, who wanted to raise money after Assistant Scout Leader Sarah Burke and his family were caught up in the attack.

The ‘Bee Badge’ was thought up and, sold by the Scout Counties of Greater Manchester across the world, raised a staggering £64,170.41.

Every penny of the proceeds will be donated to creating a permanent and lasting memorial in Manchester, not only to remember the 22 people who sadly lost their lives but as a symbol of strength and unity for the city of Manchester.

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