Ariana Grande has once again brought a festive glow to young patients in Manchester, England, after donating gifts to children’s hospitals in the city this Christmas.
The One Last Time singer has had a long-standing relationship with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity since the Manchester Arena attack in 2017 in which 22 people were killed.
On Monday, the hospital’s charity took to social media, sharing photos of dozens of colorful gifts under a Christmas tree and thanking the pop singer.
“Thank you Ariana! We were so thrilled to receive Christmas gifts for the young patients at our hospitals in Ariana Grande,” he posted on his Twitter and Instagram pages.
The donated gifts were distributed to babies, children and adolescents in the pediatric wards of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Trafford Hospitals, Wythenshawe Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital.
“It’s so wonderful that Ariana has once again been so caring and has made this special donation to our family of hospitals,” Tanya Hamid, Acting Director of Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, said in the Instagram post.
“We know that Manchester, and in particular the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, holds a special place in Ariana’s heart,” she added.
The 29-year-old gave 1,000 gifts to Manchester children who were patients at Christmas last year, and in 2020 gave away a £100 ($120.82) Amazon voucher to every young patient in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and the Manchester Royal Infirmary, according to local media outlet 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.