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Donors Give Thousands To Buy Manchester Heroes A Drink


· 每日跟讀單元 Daily English

Edmund Hall knows that alcohol "isn’t the answer" to trauma, but after the deadly Manchester bombing he felt the least he could do was buy emergency service workers a drink.


The London consultant and lifeboat volunteer set up a crowdfunding page to raise 1,000 pounds to foot bar bills, "because people working shifts after a bombing shouldn’t buy their own drinks". "It seems a simple and easy way to say thank you," he wrote on the Just Giving page, putting down 100 pounds himself and encouraging others to give what they could afford.

這位倫敦顧問兼水上救生義工成立集資網頁,募款1000英鎊以支付酒吧帳單,「因為在爆炸案後,輪班工作的人不應該自己付酒錢」。「這似乎是簡單、容易的致謝方式」,他在「Just Giving」網頁上寫道,並拿出100英鎊,鼓勵其他人捐出自己可以負擔的金額。

Within a few days, the site had raised more than 13,000 pounds from more than 800 donors. "I am speechless," wrote Hall after reaching the 10,000 pounds mark. "Nothing we’ve done today will fix the damage, or lessen the pain of those directly affected, but emergency service and hospital workers should know that if we were there now, we would buy them a drink."


Hall was moved to start the campaign after Monday night’s suicide bomb attack at the end of a pop concert which left 22 people dead, a third of them children. Rescue workers raced to the scene to aid victims of the bombing, which injured another 116 people.


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