We'll do anything we can to help our friends at PMT, but when the guys at PMT Manchester asked us to help raise funds for the We Love Manchester Charity Emergency Fund, we we're especially keen to help.
The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund was established on 26th May 2017 following the terror attack at the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring many more at an Ariana Grande concert. To date the charity has raised £21 Million to support those affected by the attack on 22nd May.
A charity auction took place on Saturday 7th July, and a pair of Meters OV-1B Bluetooth headphones sold for an amazing £675, with all proceeds going to the Manchester Charity Emergency Fund.
PMT Manchester Store Manager Andy 'Beef' Hartwell told the team at Meters Music: "A great customer of mine, Mark Midgley rang to ask if we could donate something like a T-Shirt to a charity auction he'd be holding. His wife and daughter Aimee attended the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester's MEN arena last year when the bomb went off. Fortunately, Mark's wife and daughter were physically unharmed in the attack, but Mark wanted the opportunity to help the Manchester emergency fund as that nights events affected his family in ways we can't imagine."
Andy knew he could do a little better than a T-shirt and contacted a few friends from the music industry. Lee Alexander from Ashdown (sister company of Meters Music) was amongst the first to ring Andy back.
The Midgley family were overwhelmed by the generosity. Aimee Midgley has bravely shared some of her struggles with coming to terms with the events from last year in the hope that it will help others there that night. The beautifully articulated and moving blog was picked up by the Manchester Evening News.
Lee Alexander, of Meters Music/Ashdown Engineering said “The Manchester Arena attack really hit us all hard. Our hearts go out to families who have lost loved ones and our admiration goes out to people like the Midgley family, who continue to help those affected by the attack. We support them with all our love and solidarity.”
To find out more about the We Love Manchester Charity and make a donation, please go to http://www.manchesteremergencyfund.com/ .