Manchester Arena Attack Prompts Survivor's Fundraising Effort

Be inspired this International Women's Day by Bridie a survivor of the Manchester Arena attack looking to make a difference at the Sheffield Half Marathon.

Survivor of the Manchester Arena attack, Bridie O'Hare, is set to run the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon just 11 months after she witnessed the attack which took 23 lives and injured over 500 people.

Bridie hopes to raise money for the We Love Manchester emergency fund - established following the attack to initially support the victims' families.

Bridie, a Leeds Beckett student, described being in the arena during the bombing as a "terrifying ordeal" and she wants to help other people affected by the traumatic experience.

She said: “Since being involved in the tragic Manchester Arena bombing in May last year, I’ve wanted to help make a difference to those injured and those who lost a loved one.

“Being in the arena was a terrifying ordeal so I’ve decided that in 2018 I will focus on helping myself and others who were directly involved.

"I have entered the event in order to raise money for the We Love Manchester emergency fund which is still helping and supporting the services and individuals who were unfortunately involved on the evening of the May 22nd.”

The Sheffield Half Marathon will be Bridie's first ever running event, but she will have her mum running alongside providing support every step of the way.

Bridie said: “I have never done an official race, however, my mum is participating with me for the cause and has always been a runner therefore I will follow her lead”

Bridie’s fundraising can be supported at

If you would like to join Bridie on her run, click to enter the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon

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