A vigil to pay respect to the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack took place in Wrexham town centre this evening.
People congregated around the band stand on Llwyn Isaf outside the Guildhall from 5:30pm earlier this evening.
One of the organisers, Rhys Griffiths, said afterwards: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came and supported Manchester tonight at Wrexham Vigil – including all the people who showed up with flowers, candles and teddies, the performers and to all who helped organise the Vigil.
“Many of the flowers, teddies, candles and beautiful notes have now been moved to St. Giles’ church on display as a memorial that anybody can go to and pay there respects. Many of the flowers, teddies and handwritten notes are also making there way to Manchester.”
“Thank you for all the donations they are for a good cause. Thank you Wrexham for coming together and showing your support.”
We have created this short film of the event:
John Gallanders from AVOW referred to the number of people who were at the event in Wrexham this evening who had also been in Manchester for the concert on Monday, and were understandably very upset.
John passed us the below leaflet initially issued by the Health Board yesterday, noting there are an unknown number of young people and their families who have affected, and that the information could help. People are also reminded to speak with their school or college to ensure the appropriate emotional support can be accessed.
Sadly we have to note that one 49 year old moron was swiftly arrested by an off duty police officer for attempting to disrupt the event.