Ariana Grande sends Christmas presents to Manchester children’s hospitals

Ariana Grande continues to donate Christmas gifts to child patients across Manchester years after terror attack
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Ariana Grande continues to spread festive sparkle to young patients across Manchester once again, after donating hundreds of gifts to children’s hospitals this Christmas.

The honorary citizen of Manchester has had a long-standing relationship with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity since the Manchester Arena attack in 2017, in which 22 people were killed.

On Monday, the children’s hospital charity took to social media sharing pictures of dozens of colourful gifts beneath a Christmas tree, and thanking the pop singer.

“Thank you Ariana! We were so excited to receive Christmas gifts for young patients across our hospitals from Ariana Grande,” it posted on its Twitter and Instagram pages.

The donated gifts were distributed to babies, children and teenagers on pediatric wards at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Trafford General Hospital, Wythenshawe Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital.

“It’s so wonderful that Ariana has once again been so thoughtful and made this special donation to our family of hospitals,” Tanya Hamid, interim director of Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, said in the Instagram post.

“We know Manchester, and in particular Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, holds a special place in Ariana’s heart,” she added.

Last year, the 29-year-old gifted 1,000 presents to children in Manchester who were patients over Christmas, and in 2020, gave a £100 ($120.82) Amazon voucher to every young patient at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary, according to Manchester Evening News.

Over the past five years, Grande has maintained close ties with Manchester, even becoming an honorary citizen following her One Love Manchester benefit concert, held to raise money for the victims of the Arena attack just weeks after the bombing.

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