MUSLIM young people took part in a 24-hour football match to raise funds for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

Oldham members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) were among the 40 teams who took part alongside businesses and other interfaith groups.

The event took place at Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome on Saturday (March 24).

Money raised will go to the UK Solidarity Fund, which has been set up by the British Red Cross to help people affected by terror attacks in the UK.

Royton mums Alison Howe and Lisa Lees were among 22 victims who were killed when a bomb was detonated at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017.

Laiq Khan, youth leader for AMYA's Oldham branch said: "Last year, Manchester was stunned by a horrific attack which took 22 innocent lives. We participated in this event in Manchester in memory of those victims so we can help people affected by terror attack.

"Football has always been a sport that unites our communities.

"The whole event was organised by volunteers and 100 per cent of all the funds raised will go to the UK Solidarity Fund.

"We are British, we are Muslims and we stand united against extremism."