RUNNERS are set to take part in the Daresbury Dash to help victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

The running team at Daresbury Laboratory will host the fundraiser at noon on Wednesday, with participants invited to run or walk around the site.

The group decided to fundraise for those affected by the suicide bombing on May 22 after hearing first-hand from one of the concertgoers.

Lee Jones, who works at the site, has opened up about the terrifying ordeal which killed 22 people and seriously injured dozens more.

He said: "'I was at the concert in Manchester on Monday night – those were words I found almost impossible to speak without breaking down for more than a week after the Ariana Grande concert.

"I am delighted that the 2017 Daresbury Dash will be raising money for the charity seeking to support the victims.

"This is such a worthy cause.

"Terrible as it was, truly beyond words, the event has brought out the best of people in Manchester and people in general."

All of the money raised will be donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund in partnership with British Red Cross.

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