A SURVIVOR of the Manchester Arena bomb attack has shared his experience of the tragedy with the 5th Tyldesley Cubs.

Martin Hibbert, who was 10m away from the blast and suffered life-changing injuries, was with his daughter Eve at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017, in which 22 people lost their lives.

They were the closest people to the bomb who survived.

Martin was left paralysed up to his stomach and told he might never walk again.

But he has now had radical therapy treatment which has give him feelings back in his abdomen and lower legs.

He visited the cub scouts to replay his memory from the Manchester Arena gig, his charity, The Martin Hibbert Charity Foundation, and the Manchester 10K which he completed in May with his friend Lee Freeman and former Team GB paralympian Richie Powell.

Speaking after the event, Martin said: "It's the first time that I've talked to an audience this young.

"A lot of the talks I've been doing have been more motivational speeches to businesses so this is the first one I've done for kids.

"I thought I'd let the children decide where it went as opposed to me and there were some really good questions actually.

"I was really impressed by the thought that had gone into them so I think they'll probably be thinking about it for a few days now which is good."

Martin is on a mission to raise £1m through his charity work.

He has been impressed with the joint efforts of the Greater Manchester Scouts' Bee Badge Campaign which has generated £67,000 to create a memorial in Manchester for the people who died in the suicide bomb attack.

Martin added: "As we've seen, anything that's happened either in Manchester or worldwide, the response to it has been amazing.

"I've had messages from all around the world as well; people have been disappointed by what happened in Manchester.

"But I've said all along that they picked the wrong city when they decided to do what they did because, as we saw, it makes us stronger and we won't be divided by hatred."

The cub scouts also presented Martin with a 5th Tyldesley neckerchief on the night.

He said: "It was a very nice surprise and nice to be integrated into the group.

"We're friends for life now. It will be really good because to raise one million pounds there's various things that I'm going to be looking to do so to get the help of you guys will be really good.

"I'm really looking forward to a long-term relationship."