The star, 33, who plays Eva Price in the ITV show, arrived at the Salford event with a clutch bag emblazoned with the city’s symbol, a worker bee, and the words “We stand together”.
She said: “I think it’s so important for us to stand united as a city and show them how strong we are.”
Her tribute came as a consultant who helped save many children injured in the attack pledged to get a Manchester arm bee tattoo if he can raise £2,500 for the hospital which treated them.
Catherine Tyldesley spoke about how Manchester must stand together
I think it’s so important for us to stand united as a city
Dr Peter-Marc Fortune, Paediatric Intensive Care Society president and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital specialist, said: “I am desperately proud of the hospital and the way colleagues worked in response to the bombing.
"As an ex-southerner and honorary Mancunian I’ve never felt more Mancunian. Although I don’t really do tattoos this will bring it all together.”
Last week, Dr Fortune relived the night of the Manchester Arena bombing and told how hospital staff pulled together – with senior managers mopping floors and making coffee and toast for exhausted medical staff.
The Coronation Street star carried a bag emblazoned with a worker bee
He said: “You practise for incidents like this but you hope you never actually have to do it.”
Dr Fortune has already raised £1,000. Donate at justgiving.com/fundraising/ Peter-Marc-Fortune-Tattoo
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