Children’s hospitals across Manchester received a special visit from Ariana Grande’s elves this year for the delivery of a barrage of Christmas presents. Over the holiday weekend, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity shared a thank you note to the singer alongside photos showing off a stack of gifts, each tagged with a card reading: “Happy Holidays, Love Ariana Grande.”
Ariana Grande has continued her tradition of sending Christmas gifts to children being treated in Manchester hospitals five years after her concert in the city was bombed. Ariana Grande started the tradition of posting gifts to youngsters under the care of doctors in the UK city after her 2017 concert, where there was a terrorist attack which killed 22 people – and she made sure plenty of presents for sick youngsters were delivered to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital this year.
The gifts were distributed among young patients at the medical centre as well as the Wythenshawe Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital.
Last year, it was revealed that Ariana Grande gave 1,000 presents to kids in Manchester who spent time in hospital over Christmas, with each child receiving two presents. In 2020, Ariana Grande’s donation saw every child at Royal Manchester’s Children’s Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary receive a £100 Amazon gift voucher. Weeks after the incident took place in 2017, Ariana Grande returned to Manchester to visit survivors in the hospital and the families who had tragically lost loved ones. She then staged the One Love benefit concert at Old Trafford cricket ground to raise money for the survivors and families affected by the bombing.