The “One Love Manchester” benefit concert to raise funds for those affected by the May 22 bombing in the foyer of the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people and injured more than 100 others staged today.
All net ticket proceeds from the concert, held inside Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford venue and streamed in the U.S. on Freeform and ABC, was directed to the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund,” created by the Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross.
The British Red Cross had raised nearly $9 million before the concert had even concluded, according to the Associated Press.
“Well, the fantastic news is we’ve already raised around 7 million pounds [or around $9 million,]” chief executive Mike Adamson told the AP. “And we expect to raise another one and half million pounds from ticket sales tonight and then further funding from the TV rights and merchandising. So, we’re really looking to appeal that’s going to move towards 10 million pounds.” Read more at ABC News.