On the 22nd May a terrorist attacker blew himself up inside Manchester's MEN arena. It was an attack that shocked the city and the nation itself as twenty two people were Killed and many more injured. But as we mourn for their loss, certain things do need to be remembered.

The love

Firstly, that the city stood strong in the face of evil. One incident in particular exemplifies this. A 'homeless man', Stephen Jones "rushed to help the injured" as the Daily Mail reported after Salman Abedi blew himself up. But this is just one of a number of situations where members of the general public came together to defeat this horrific attack.

This past week I have been in Manchester myself and went to St. Ann's Square to see the vigil itself. But what struck me most was the love that the people have for each other, the heartfelt messages left and the feeling that together, we can get through this.

Coming together

This sort of collective spirit was also illustrated by the announcement of a benefit concert that is to take place this weekend in Manchester. Whilst the likes of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Take That and Pharrell Williams will perform, most significantly was that of Ariana Grande. It was her concert where the attack took place and it shows great courage and bravery, not only to insist on coming back to the city, but to show also that the terrorists will not win.

The lost ones will never be forgotten but we must continue in our lives to show that nothing will defeat us.