Tom Hardy kicks off fundraising campaign for Manchester attack victims

Last Updated: Thu, May 25, 2017 11:05 hrs

[USA], May 25 (ANI): Tom Hardy has become a real-life superhero by lending a hand to those affected in Manchester Arena bombing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 'Revenant' star, who is a West London native, has started an online fundraising campaign for the victims of Monday's deadly terrorist attack following an Ariana Grande concert.

The 39-year-old-actor started a JustGiving campaign page to raise nearly 20,000 USD for the British Red Cross Society.

The news was verified by Tom's publicist.

The page has raised more than 10,000 USD, as of Wednesday morning.

After creating the page, the actor wrote, "I hope between us we can raise some funds as a gesture of goodwill and love to help in some small way towards repairing some if any of the damage done in the wake of last night's events. There will be much to do and for many the beginning of a new life without those that they love and also a new life damaged irrevocably by the actions of a crime which has no reason, no heartfelt purpose but was simply a cruel cowardly and barbaric, meaningless act of violence. A road to recovery unimaginable."

The star of upcoming 'Venom' movie urged everyone to help however they can.

"Terrorism is abhorrent, the killing of innocent families and children unacceptable. And it is with those, the innocent victims and the witnesses of this atrocity that my heartfelt concern and deepest sympathy lies. Please help however you can," Hardy wrote.

At least 22 people were killed and more than 50 got injured in a suspected terror attack that took place at Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

On the work front, Tom Hardy will be next seen in Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk,' alongside Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance.

The movie is slated to hit the thatres on July 21 in the US. (ANI)



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