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Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit gig raises 2.35 mn euros

Monday, Jun 5, 2017,13:29 IST By anju A A A

London | The British Red Cross has raised an “incredible” 2.35 million euros during Ariana Grande’s star- studded One Love Manchester benefit concert at Old Trafford stadium on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, the society’s official account tweeted that its Manchester Emergency Fund had reached 7.3 million euros, bringing the total raised by the concert’s end to 9.65 million euros.

The concert was in support of the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack on May 22.

The fund “will help alleviate immediate suffering and ensure victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties,” the British Red Cross tweeted.

The concert, organised and headlined by Grande, saw some of the biggest names in the music world, including Coldplay, Take That, Robbie Williams, Pharrell, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, The Black Eyed Peas, Imogen Heap, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

The 23-year-old pop diva belted out her several hits such as “Break Free,” “Side to Side,” “Be Alright” and “The Way” during the three-hour show.

Grande also got emotional while recalling her meeting with the mother of a 15-year-old victim, Olivia Campbell, who died in the terrorist attack at her concert last month.