The ‘One Love’ Concert was last night, and it featured a massive crowd of celebrities and singers. They all gathered together to raise money for victims of the Manchester Arena Attacks which claimed the lives of 22 people and injured (roughly) 59 people.
The amount raised from yesterday’s concert, One Love Manchester, is still rising, but it looks like the total is now close to £10 million!
The British Red Cross has announced that more than $3million (£2.35million) was raised during Ariana Grande’s star-studded benefit concert on Sunday evening.
— Team Ariana (@TeamAriana) June 4, 2017
Earlier that day, before the show began, the organization tweeted that its Manchester Emergency Fund had already raised $9million (£7.3million).
Thanks to the generous donations of so many people, the total money raised for the Manchester Emergency Fund is $12 million (£9.6 million)
It’s even been announced that Uber will be donating money to the Emergency Fund.
Ariana announced on Twitter:
“Uber will make a donation equal to all Uber fares taken to and from #OneLoveManchester to British Red Cross’ We Love Manchester Fund.”
She was joined by many stars during the concert, which included Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Little Mix, Pharrell and many others for yesterday’s show.
The concert also saw a surprise performance by Manchester icon, Liam Gallagher.
Chief Executive, Mike Adamson, said:
“Well, the fantastic news is we’ve already raised around £7million [or around $9million].
“And we expect to raise another £1.5million from ticket sales tonight and then further funding from the TV rights and merchandising. So, we’re really looking to an appeal that’s going to move towards £10 million.”
The money raised will help lessen the strain and suffering of the Manchester Arena victims, and will ensure their families don’t suffer from short-term financial difficulties.
— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) June 5, 2017
If you’re interested in donating to the Manchester Emergency Fund and sharing some much-needed love to those in need you can donate through the British Red Cross Page. Or, if you live in the UK, you can text ‘LOVE’ to 70507 to give £5.
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