Star to be citizen after terror aid

Star to be citizen after terror aid

HONORARY: Ariana raised R65m for bombing victims

Teensy performer Ariana Grande’s superstar effort to raise funds for Manchester after the terror bombing is likely to earn her a huge honour.

The singer is in line to get hononrary citizenship of Manchester, reports MailOnline.

Manchester City Council wants to hand the star the honour after she arranged the One Love Manchester benefit concert which raised more than £4 million (R65m) for the victims of the terror attack, after an explosion at Manchester Arena following her performance at the venue last month left 22 dead and many more injured.

They are proposing a new system, which would recognise those people who aren’t residents of the city but still make an outstanding contribution to it.

Council leader Sir Richard Leese told BBC News: ‘[Many people already see Ariana as] an honorary Mancunian. This seems a fitting moment to update the way we recognise 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 … [Ariana had] exemplified this response.”

The council also revealed they plan to hold an event to recognise the ‘great many selfless acts and demonstrations of community spirit in the aftermath of the atrocity’.

Ariana had re-released her track titled One Last Time in aid of Manchester victims; her 2014 hit has since soared to number two in the music charts.

She re-released her song as a means of providing funds for those affected by the bombing that killed 22 and injured 119.

Meanwhile, the star has resumed her Dangerous Woman tour and performed in Paris this week.

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