Family of Eilidh MacLeod to run 10k to raise money for memorial

Eilidh MacLeod tragically lost her life in the Manchester terror attack last May. Picture: SWNS
Eilidh MacLeod tragically lost her life in the Manchester terror attack last May. Picture: SWNS
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Family and friends of Manchester terror attack victim Eilidh MacLeod will participate in the Great Manchester Run to raise funds to create a permanent memorial for her.

The teenager, from Barra, was one of 22 people killed when a bomb detonated in the foyer of the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert last May.

She was with her friend Laura Macintyre, who was seriously injured in the blast but has since recovered.

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Eilidh’s relatives hope that funds raised by ‘Team Eilidh’ will help build a permanent memorial for her on the Hebridean island.

Suzanne White, cousin of Eilidh’s parents Roddy and Marion, said: “We could have picked, I guess, a 10k elsewhere, a half-marathon, but I think the whole Manchester connection and knowing that we’ll get that support on the day as well is one of the reasons that we’ve gone forward for it.”

The family have already raised over £4,500 on the Just Giving page.