BDAThe British Dental Association (BDA) has pledged £5,000 to support the victims of the Manchester attack last week.

This promise came just before the start of this year’s BDA Conference and Exhibition in Manchester and was followed up with a further pledge from the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) of £1,000.

The BDA was encouraging all delegates to its conference to support the Manchester Evening News We Stand Together fund.

‘We’ve been so proud to make Manchester home to our national conference, and we just want to do our bit to help our hosts and friends in the aftermath of this horrific attack,’ BDA chair, Mick Armstrong, said.

‘Quite rightly Manchester has resolved to carry on.

‘Our thoughts are with all the families touched by this atrocity.’

All funds raised by the MEN will be donated to the British Red Cross and will support the families of the 22 killed and the 59 people injured in the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert.