Prolific actor begins fundraising campaign for Manchester victim

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West London native Tom Hardy began a JustGiving campaign to benefit the victims of Monday’s deadly terrorist attack at Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people and left dozens wounded and hospitalized.

Hardy, who starred in Mad Max: Fury Road, is using a JustGiving page to raise money for the British Red Cross Society. His goal is £15,000, which is approximately $20,000, and as of Wednesday morning, he’s more than halfway there.

On his page, “Tom Hardy’s Manchester Emergency Fund”, Hardy writes that the attack at the Ariana Grande concert was “an inconceivable atrocity.”

He continues:

“There is no bringing back those who have been lost, pointlessly, in such a cowardly and brutal fashion. I am truly saddened by what I have witnessed and there is no doubt that Terrorism is an evil thing.

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.”

Hardy ends by calling terrorism “abhorrent” and the killing’s “unacceptable.” He asks visitors to the page to, “Please help however you can.”

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