Morecambe takeaway raises funds for families affected by Manchester terror attack

From left: Steven Grant and Darrell Hutchinson, owners of Munchies American Takeaway on Queen Street in Morecambe.
From left: Steven Grant and Darrell Hutchinson, owners of Munchies American Takeaway on Queen Street in Morecambe.

A Morecambe takeaway donated 10% of its bank holiday weekend takings to the families of those affected by the Manchester terror attack.

Munchies American takeaway on Queen Street also had donation buckets in the shop out of which money will be given to the justgiving page.

Owner Darrell Hutchinson, who runs the business with his partner Steven Grant, said: We’re still upset and shocked about the events that happened in Manchester on Monday evening.

“I’m a big Ariane Grande fan and we were going to go to the concert.

Our delivery driver Alannah Jane was at the concert but luckily managed to get out safely.

“It’s tragic that people, young people went to a concert to see their idol, to have a good time and meet new friends and make memories to then have their lives cruelly taken away from them.

“We all really wanted to help those who have been affected by this awful tragedy.”

Darrell, 25 and partner Steven Grant set up their new business at 30, Queen Street, in March and it has been a rip-roaring success.

Darrell said: “We thought this would be a better way to help the victims and with it being bank holiday its the best way to make the most money.

“We just can’t believe it, her fans are predominantly children and young adults, it’s just shocking that they would be targeted.

“That is why we wanted to help and contribute.”

Steven Grant said after the weekend: “We had a few new customers but a lot of our regular customers who came in donated money. It was a really nice vibe. We raised £150 out of our takings and £32 in the donation bucket, all of which will be going to the Manchester justgiving appeal.”