Manchester Arena bombing survivors on how singing helps them to cope one year on: ‘We’re like a family’

The Manchester Survivors Choir, made up of parents and children who were deeply affected by last May’s Manchester Arena terrorist bombing will perform in Manchester Together – With One Voice, an enormous communal singalong, to commemorate the anniversary of the attack, reports Jessica Morgan for the Independent. 

More than 80 choirs will sing in the event.

Chloe Aitken, 21, a survivor of the attack, says, “Being with a group who understand and have been through the exact thing is comforting. It’s like a family and it feels like a family. We sing then afterwards we have tea and cake. It’s the best feeling. Singing has been so helpful, especially when you’re waiting for counselling. I feel so much better since before I joined.”

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