This Local Manchester Girl Has Done Something Amazing To Mark The One Year Bomb Anniversary

22 identical tributes...

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Manchester-based start-up ‘Keepsakes by Stephanie’ is marking the upcoming 1-Year Anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing with a golden Limited Edition Tribute Frame inspired by Ariana Grande. 

The bespoke design honours the 22 lives taken and will raise money to directly support all victims of last year’s attack.

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Stephanie Meredith, the face behind Keepsakes by Stephanie says: 

“I have created 22 identical limited edition tribute frames as a memorial to the victims and their families; each frame incorporates 22 bees representing the 22 souls taken along with the "I Love MCR" and "One Love" messages that unite our city in solidarity and love.”

The aim of this limited-edition design is to raise over £1000 from the sales of all 22 frames. All proceeds will be given to the We Love MCR Emergency Fund (http://www.manchesteremergencyfund.com) to directly support the families of the 22 victims, and all those who have been physically and psychologically affected by the bombing.

Frame-maker Stephanie said: 

“Every family who lost a loved one that night will be coping differently on the anniversary of the attack. 

"For this reason, I didn't want to reach out to them personally with a frame. Instead I wanted to make this a public fundraising initiative for all Mancunians to get involved in. 

"That way we can once again be a city united because people can support each family and individual affected by the bombing by purchasing a frame.”

Stephanie started up her Instagram business @keepsakesbystephanie in July 2017, creating “hand-crafted happiness” with custom-made frames for people to cherish. Since then she has been making frames for all occasions; typical designs include family trees, weddings and first homes, all of which are made with love.

The inspiration behind Stephanie’s start-up was her desire to keep the memory of someone alive forever who is no longer here. After losing her uncle in 2012 and Grandpa shortly after in 2014, she created a frame for her Grandma to cherish the whole family, including those who are no longer with her.

Stephanie said: 

“I am extremely proud to have lived in Manchester for the last 12 years since graduating from MMU. Despite being from the North East I now consider myself Mancunian because this wonderful city is my home. 

"I live just minutes from the arena and remember the terror of that night like it was yesterday. That’s why it’s in my heart to give back to my city and its beautiful people. I just really hope I am able to achieve this through my frames”.

In addition to the limited edition tribute design, Stephanie has also created a classic "I Love Manchester" frame. It will be available to purchase after the anniversary by anyone who would like a Manchester themed frame incorporating the bee, but is unable to secure one of the 22 limited edition frames.

For more information or to fundraise by purchasing a limited edition frame you can email: keepsakesbysteph@gmail.com

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Amy

Loves eating cake and baking (skilled at the former, not so great at the latter.) Discovering the vibrant city that is Manchester one burrito at a time.Email: amy@lovin.com

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