A survivor of the Manchester Arena terror attack joined the Manchester Survivors Choir in front of 700 guests in support the Spinal Injuries Association celebrate its 50th years.

Martin Hibbert suffered life-changing injuries in bomb and says without the association's support he may not be here today.

Martin, who attended Turton School, was the host of the event.

He sustained a spinal cord injury which has left him paralysed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair.

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He was supported by the charity through his rehabilitation and revealed on the night that without the charity's support he doesn’t think he would be around today.

Martin said: "This is the biggest fundraising event we have ever undertaken in my favourite city in the world and to have the choir join us means everything to me.

"Being Vice President of this incredible charity, I know we couldn't do our work without the generous support we have here in Manchester and the North West."

On May 22, Salman Abedi denotated an improvised explosive device in the Manchester Arena, killing 23 people and injuring many.

The annual fundraising event in Manchester brought together the charity's network of supporters from the care and legal sectors in the North West to raise funds to support the vital work.

The charity undertakes supporting those with spinal cord injury.

The choir surprised guests with an emotional performance of ‘The Greatest Show’.

 Chair of the choir Alison Aitken said: "We are all together because of that one horrific night at the arena, we were all impacted on that day in some way and to be here to support one of our own as we see it, is a real privilege."

Special guests included Manchester based jazz singer Mica Millar who auctioned off tickets to see her perform at Ronnie Scott's in London.

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Nik Hartley OBE, CEO of Spinal Injuries Association said: "Every four hours, a person’s life is changed when they sustain a spinal cord injury.

"Their world – and that of their family – is turned upside-down.

"Spinal cord injury can be caused by accidents, illnesses and health conditions and it could happen to anyone at any time.

"We have raised almost £250,000, a record-breaking amount to help us support more people with spinal cord injury to live a fulfilled life."