A DONATION page has been set up for students affected by a huge fire at The Cube student accommodation in Bolton.

The official Just Giving page is being managed by Forever Manchester as part of the Greater Manchester Disaster Relief Fund

Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene on Bradshawgate for the next few days.

As of yesterday evening, there were four fire appliances and two aerial platforms still on the scene.

Everyone that was registered to the building was accounted for on Saturday afternoon.

It is not yet known when the students will be able to get back into their homes but work is ongoing to assess the safety of the building and access will be reviewed on Monday.

In the meantime, the University say they have short, medium and long-term plans in place to support and accommodate students, with food and accommodation in place for all evacuated students.

A spokesperson for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "We’re pleased to say that contact has been made with the 220 residents that were registered to the building.

“Once again I want to thank all our partners for their continued support and in particular the firefighters who responded swiftly and immediately evacuated the building and rescued two people.

“Understandably people in high-rise buildings will be worried about the safety so we have advice on our website for Greater Manchester residents living in high-rise buildings. Our advice is to find out the evacuation strategy for their building, which should be clearly displayed in the building – if it isn’t then you should contact your landlord or managing agent.”

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire and the affect cladding had on the fire spread.

The fundraising page can be found at www.justgiving.com/campaign/BoltonStudentFlatsFireAppeal