Bolton Council will be holding a vigil in support of all those affected by yesterday’s attack in Manchester.

The vigil will be on Bolton Town Hall steps at 6pm tonight and will be led by Canon Matt Thompson on behalf of Bolton Council and the Bolton Faith Leader’s Forum.

There will be a one minute silence and prayers for all those affected by the attack, especially those who have lost loved ones.

The vigil will be linked to and held at the same time as the vigil in the centre of Manchester, to show solidarity across Greater Manchester.

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The vigil will be attended by the Mayor of Bolton, the Leader of the council, elected members and representatives from all faiths.

Anyone who wishes to bring candles or flowers will be able to lay these on the town hall steps or on the grass around the war memorial.

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Contributed by Alison Mary Shaw

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those families affected at the arena. Treasure each and every moment as you just don't know what's around the corner. Heartbreaking and this cannot go on. R.I.P you beautiful people 😢😢😢❤️❤️❤️.

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Contributed by ammi beyer

Reflections ....for those who danced their last dance last night ............... You know those days of cloud and rain, when all you saw and felt was pain, The dead certs turned to wasted bets, the years behind you such a mess? And brighter times when you won and shone, the brightest star, eclipsed by none? The dreams fulfilled and still to bloom, the dreams that crashed and burned to doom? The fuller hips and greying hair, the lines you so wish were not there? Embrace them all, they are your story, not always wrapped in a blaze of glory. But these are your years, good or bad, these are your times, happy or sad. You made it through, you lived to tell, not silenced by an act of Hell. For those who are now frozen in time, stilled in an eternal mime, They cannot follow where you led, nor choose which path they wish to tread. Remember them in your future days, and pray such evil never comes your way. x.

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Contributed by I Momoniat

Bolton Vigil 4 MCR - 6pm to 6.30pm 23/05/2017

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My thoughts & prayers go out to all those who have sadly lost their lives & for their family & friends & everyone else involved in last night's events! 😭💔 truly heartbreaking! Stay strong! #PrayForManchester #WeWontBeDefeated #TogetherAsOne 💙❤🙏💪

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Contributed by Cara Skinner

My thoughts and prayers go out to all that have been injured and have lost their lives. So sad hearing this as it's so close to home. #WeStandTogether #PrayForManchester

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Contributed by Lisa Hilton

My heart goes out to all those effected in Manchester 💖 So many young people, children and families devastated 😢 RIP to the 22 people that lost their lives x Makes u realise how special every moment is x Stay strong xxx
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