Pub night raises £1K for Manch­ester bomb vic­tim

Rutherglen Reformer - - Out And About -

A pub night has raised more than £1,000 for Manch­ester bomb vic­tim Piotr Chylewska and his fam­ily.

Piotr, 44, was left with se­vere in­juries to his left eye and right leg af­ter be­ing hit by shrap­nel from the blast on May 22.

His Burn­hill neigh­bours came to­gether last week to or­gan­ise a fundraiser for their“hard work­ing friend”in a bid to make life a lit­tle eas­ier for him and his fam­ily.

It was held in The Fair­ways pub, yards from where Piotr lives with his wife Ewa and two chil­dren Kasper, 15, and Amelia, 12.

Man­ager and Chylewska fam­ily friend Col­lette McAl­lis­tair said it was a great suc­cess.

“It went re­ally well,” Col­lette said,“we raised over £1,000.

“We had a great night, there was a great turn out. There was a great at­mos­phere and ev­ery­one joined in.”

The fundraiser in­cluded a dance, raf­fle and auc­tion, with a host of cov­eted items do­nated by busi­nesses and na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions. Prof­its from the bar on the night were also in­cluded.

Piotr was wait­ing at Manch­ester Arena to pick up his wife, their daugh­ter and her friend who had been at the Ari­ana Grande con­cert when the bomb det­o­nated.

He was rushed to hos­pi­tal in Manch­ester where he un­der­went a 12-hour op­er­a­tion on his left eye and was placed in an in­duced comma.

Raf­fleCol­lette McAl­lis­tair hands over a prize to An­drez Golebiewski

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