The kind­ness of Mail read­ers

Daily Mail - - News - By Vanessa Allen

GEN­ER­OUS Daily Mail read­ers are show­ing their sup­port for the Mo­biles for Manch­ester ap­peal.

Read­ers have do­nated phones and sent money to the Mail’s ap­peal to help those af­fected by the Manch­ester bomb­ing.

Sur­vivors and com­mu­nity lead­ers have ral­lied be­hind the ap­peal since its launch last week­end.

They in­clude Manch­ester United leg­end Bryan Rob­son, Bishop of Manch­ester David Walker and sur­vivor Caro­line Davis, who was se­ri­ously in­jured and whose best friend Wendy Fawell was among the 22 killed.

The Mail has asked read­ers to do­nate un­wanted mo­bile phones to be re-used or re­cy­cled to raise money for those left in­jured and be­reaved.

All the money raised will go to char­ity, with the bulk go­ing to the We Love Manch­ester Emer­gency Fund and a por­tion to be sent to in­ter-faith groups to help com­mu­ni­ties unite against ter­ror and tackle prej­u­dice and ha­tred.

The Mail has teamed up with Car­phone Ware­house, which has agreed to ac­cept mo­biles in its 1,000 stores across the coun­try and to do­nate all the money raised to the Mail’s ap­peal. Any phone can be do­nated, no mat­ter how old or dam­aged, al­though its value will vary de­pend­ing on age and con­di­tion.

Car­phone Ware­house has gen­er­ously do­nated 1,000 phones, with a value of £25,000, and all money gen­er­ated from do­nated phones will go to the Mail’s ap­peal.

Thanks to pub­lic sup­port, more than £5.5mil­lion has al­ready been do­nated to the We Love Manches- ter fund, run by Manch­ester City Coun­cil in con­junc­tion with the Bri­tish Red Cross.

IF you would like to do­nate your un­wanted phone to the Mo­biles for Manch­ester ap­peal, please fol­low this stepby-step guide: 1. Find your lo­cal Car­phone Ware­house. 2. Back up any per­sonal data from your phone to your com­puter. 3. UNLINK your phone from

ac­counts such as iTunes and iCloud, then erase all con­tent if pos­si­ble. 4.

Re­move any SIM or SD stor­age cards. 5.

On ar­rival, tell a sales con­sul­tant you would like to do­nate a phone to Mo­biles for Manch­ester, and they will process it. 6.

If your phone still turns on, they may be able to delete data from it for you. Phones which can­not be turned on will be de­stroyed for re­cy­cling. All the money gen­er­ated will be do­nated to char­ity.

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