Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert raises over £2 million for terror victims’ families
Over £2 million has been raised for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund after Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert.
The three-hour concert took place last night and paid an emotional tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack that stole the lives of 22 people in May.
As the performances aired on BBC One, hundreds of thousands of viewers donated to the cause via text message or online donations. An impressive £2 million was raised between 7pm to 10pm, lifting the fund’s total to over £10 million.
Many big-name performers took to the stage for the event organised by US singer Ariana, including Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Little Mix, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan, Imogen Heap and Ariana’s boyfriend Mac Miller.
Ariana’s fundraising will continue on after the concert as she has also re-released her song “One Last Time” as a charity single, all proceeds of which will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. In a heartbreaking moment, Ariana broke down in tears as she sang the emotional tune towards the show’s close last night.
One Love Manchester executive producer and manager of Ariana, Scooter Braun, said during the concert: “Manchester, your bravery is our hope. Because of you, we can now represent through this as a worldwide community, that we will be ready, we will be fearless and we will be great.”
One Love Manchester is available to view on BBC iPlayer.