The event received significant backing from the Manchester business community, such as the owners of Menagerie Bar & Restaurant and other local businesses including Mercedes Benz Manchester who offered a Mercedes SL and C63 AMG each for a weekend (subject to insurance).
Seema Malhotra of Forever Unique and Menagerie Bar & Restaurant shareholder presented a generous donation of £5,000 to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
“Since deciding to raise money for the fund, we’ve truly been overwhelmed by the generosity of businesses, celebrities and the public. It’s an event that for obvious reasons is extremely close to everyone’s heart here in the city and by raising this money we hope we can really make a difference. What makes it more special is that some of those directly involved will also be there on the night.” – Chris Healing, event organiser