The Funds Raised By The 'One Love' Concert Now Total Almost £10million
The amount raised by yesterday's One Love Manchester is still rising but it looks like the total is now close to £10million.
The British Red Cross has said that more than $3million (£2.35million) was raised during Ariana Grande's all-star benefit 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
Earlier in the day, before the show began, the organisation tweeted that its Manchester Emergency Fund had already reached $9million (£7.3million).
That brings the total raised to more than $12million (about £9.6million).
Artists from every corner of music stand with Manchester :heart: 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."
She was joined by Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Little Mix, Pharrell and others for yesterday's show - which also saw a surprise appearance by hometown icon Liam Gallagher.
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"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."
The fund will help alleviate immediate suffering and ensure victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties, according to the British Red Cross.
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
To donate in the United Kingdom, you can text 'LOVE' to 70507 to give £5 or donate online via this dedicated British Red Cross page: http://www.redcross.org.uk/LOVE
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