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Christchurch Muslim community to receive $1m cheque from Jewish community

The Christchurch Muslim community will be presented with a cheque from some Jewish communities from around the world today.

The US, Sydney and New Zealand Jewish communities will hand over more than $1 million at a ceremony at Christchurch City Council this afternoon.

Before the ceremony, a delegation of Jewish and Muslim leaders visited the Christchurch synagogue and the two mosques which were attacked on March 15.

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The cheque will be formally handed over to Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel this afternoon.

The money is set to go towards ongoing education, counselling and health care for those affected.

Thousands of flowers and tributes were left to remember victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Source: Getty