On Monday May 22nd 2017, hundreds of lives were changed forever when 22 people tragically lost their lives when a suicide bomber chose a pop concert attended by many thousands of children to unleash a devastating attack on the Manchester Arena.
Thankfully, it is often the case that out of such tragic events, examples of human kindness and courage appear.
On that night, Aaron Parmar was a police officer at the scene as the dreadful attack unfolded. In the weeks and months that followed, he supported members of a family from Newcastle.
Aaron, from Oldham, is now a firefighter wanting to give something back. He wants to raise money for both the victims and their families.
He has decided to run 22 10km races – one for each of the victims. Each finisher’s medal he receives will be engraved with the name of one of the victims and donated to the family as a keepsake.
He is trying to raise £10,000 in sponsorship, £6,000 of which is being donated to the Emergency Fund to support the victims and their families. The balance will be donated to the permanent memorial to the 22 who sadly lost their lives.
As he approaches his final few races, he has raised a fantastic £8,500.
To donate to this wonderful tribute to those who lost their lives and those who still suffer the mental and physical scars of this awful attack, click below.