Tom Hardy is trying to spread love in the face of terror.
The “Mad Max: Fury Road” star recently launched a fundraising campaign to help those affected by Monday’s bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Twenty-two people were killed and 59 were injured in the explosion at Manchester Arena, many of whom were children or teenagers.
“I hope between us we can raise some funds as a gesture of goodwill and love to help in some small way towards repairing some if any of the damage done in the wake of last night’s events,” Hardy, 39, writes on his JustGiving page.
“There will be much to do and for many, the beginning of a new life without those that they love, and also a new life damaged irrevocably by the actions of a crime which has no reason, no heartfelt purpose but was simply a cruel cowardly and barbaric, meaningless act of violence,” Hardy continued. “A road to recovery unimaginable.”
The English actor shared his disgust for the perpetrators of the attack and his sympathy for the victims: “Terrorism is abhorrent, the killing of innocent families and children unacceptable,” he states. “And it is with those, the innocent victims and the witnesses of this atrocity that my heartfelt concern and deepest sympathy lies.”
“Please help however you can. Thank you.” As of writing, Hardy’s campaign has reached almost 40% of its £15,000 (C$26,200) goal.