Members of a family-run veterinary group have voted to donate £5,500 they accrued as part of the company’s monthly reward scheme to help support victims of the Manchester terrorist attack.

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White Cross MD Tim Harrison (left) and head nurse Danielle Richardson (right) with Sam from the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital’s fund-raising team.

The 185-strong team at White Cross Vets, which has 16 UK practices, has unanimously voted to donate the money to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

‘Instant reaction’

Veterinary nurse Danielle Richardson, from the Walkden practice in Manchester, said: “We all felt so sad for the victims and their families, and our instant reaction was to find a way to help.

“Our practice decided we wanted to donate our monthly reward money that we usually use for things like meals out or a team activity to the hospital, and we let the central team support office know.

“We also put together lots of special packages with toys in for the children.”

‘Appalling event’

Managing director Tim Harrison said: “As soon as we heard what our team was doing at our Walkden practice, we let everyone else know, and every single one of our practices across the country requested its reward monies were also donated to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

“I am so proud of the team and for the level of support they have given to those affected by this most appalling event.

“The response by the White Cross team has been tremendous. We were all touched by the ordeal in some way and many of us knew people who were at the concert.”

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