Ariana Grande put up a show of a lifetime last night at Manchester in memory of the terror attack victims and with the goal of bringing people together and helping those affected.
She was joined by some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Katy Perry, Justin Beiber, Coldplay and more.
However, what’s even more amazing is the amount of money the concert has raised so far. The total currently stands close to £10million.
The British Red Cross confirmed that more than $3million (£2.35million) was raised during the concert on Sunday evening.
55,000 united. The sound of our unity will ALWAYS be louder than the voices of those who would divide us #OneLoveManchester pic.twitter.com/qEJEiT1ZNu
— Team Ariana (@TeamAriana) June 4, 2017
It also informed that the Manchester Emergency Fund had already reached $9million (£7.3million) before the start of the show. That brings the total raised to more than $12million (about £9.6million).
Artists from every corner of music stand with Manchester ❤️ https://t.co/9tePIKVg39#OneLoveManchester pic.twitter.com/xUAb0T0KYW
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 4, 2017
Ariana also 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.”
The concert organizers also confirmed the news:
“Well, the fantastic news is we’ve already raised around £7million [or around $9million],” chief executive Mike Adamson told the AP overnight. “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 £10million.”
You can still make a donation:
It’s the time for solidarity.
Please donate now. https://t.co/BW6ZNxcF8R #OneLoveManchester pic.twitter.com/xXXnQE1zMi
— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) June 5, 2017
This is an incredible amount raised for a noble cause and we urge everyone to donate.