As we all know, recently a terrorist detonated a bomb at the exit of Manchester Arena, at the end of Ariana Grande’s concert. Sadly, 22 people have been killed and 119 injured.
The public raised millions for the victims. But the most successful fundraising effort was by Grande herself who returned to the city and hosted a benefit concert entitled “One Love Manchester.” It raised more than £3 million ($4 million) for victims of the attack. To thank Ariana Grande for the fundraising concert, the City Council has presented a proposal that would make Grande an honorary citizen of Manchester.
“This seems a fitting moment to update the way we recognize those who make noteworthy contributions to the life and success of our city. We’ve all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May – with love and courage rather than hatred and fear,” said one of the representatives of the Council. What Ariana Grande did was incredible: 50,000 people attended the One Love Manchester concert. Manchester City Council also announced that it will hold an event later this year to recognize the “great many selfless acts and demonstrations of community spirit in the aftermath of the atrocity.”