Westoe Travel joins local businesses to remember Chloe and Liam

Westoe Travel has joined businesses and the community in South Shields to remember those who died in the Manchester Arena bombing seven years ago today (May 22).

The travel agency’s apprentice Chloe Rutherford, 17, and her boyfriend Liam Curry, 19, were among those to lose their lives in the terrorist attack on May 22, 2017.

Friends and locals are wearing pink and blue today while businesses and schools have also been decorated in the same colours in memory of the couple.

There are also fundraising events being held this week to support The Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust, which aims to help others reach their full potential through the love of sport and performance.

Westoe Travel is holding a fundraising raffle with the prize of an afternoon tea on a steam train.

Director Graeme Brett said: “It was an horrendous time but the love and support we got from the travel industry will never be forgotten.

“With the support of the travel industry and the residents of South Shields, we raised over £33,000 for the families. We will be forever grateful to everyone in the travel industry, many of whom we had never met before.”

To donate to support the work of the trust can go into the shop or directly via the trust’s website.

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