GMP remember those who lost their lives in terror attacks
Date published: 16 October 2019
Local school children at the planting of the memorial tree
Greater Manchester Police have paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in terror attacks around the world.
Officers from GMP’s Bury division were among those at a ceremony today to plant a tree, which had been donated by Bury Council.
The tree has been decorated with messages of hope and support following an event in conjunction with Collabor8 earlier this year.
Collabor8 is an annual event held in celebration of Bury’s diverse community and is aimed at bringing people together to create an opportunity for attendees to develop their own cultural awareness and understanding; enabling communities to breakdown stereotypes, eradicate problems and provide a platform to further tackle hate crime.
A plaque has also been designed and has been installed next to the tree with a message of hope, support and remembrance from GMP officers and the wider community.
Superintendent Sue Downey of GMP's Bury district said: “This tree, which was kindly donated by Bury Council, will stand in the memorial garden to serve as a token of remembrance.
“We hope members of the community and further afield will leave their messages of hope for all those that have been injured and affected by these incidents across the world.”
Cllr Sharon Briggs, Bury Council’s cabinet member for communities, added: “Across the world, many innocent people have had their lives taken by acts of terror. This is a symbolic way of remembering them, and helping to spread the message of peace.”
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