Ariana Grande gives presents to hospitals that treated Manchester Arena victims | UK News

Ariana Grande has sent Christmas presents to hundreds of patients in hospitals in Manchester.

It is three years since a terror attack killed 22 people at the pop star’s concert in the Manchester Arena, and the city has been close to her heart since.

The 27-year-old Positions singer sent gifts and Amazon vouchers to patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary – where a number of the victims were treated.

Shortly after the attack, Grande had visited young patients in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Ariana Grande met patient Evie Mills in hospital shortly after the attack

In a post on Facebook on Thursday, the children’s hospital shared pictures of its young patients holding their presents.

Others held up a note addressed to Grande thanking her for the “beautiful gifts” and wishing her “happy holidays”.

“We are extremely grateful to Ariana Grande for thinking of our young patients this Christmas,” the hospital said.

“It means so very much to us that the hospital is close to Ariana’s heart and that she has chosen to spread festive cheer by donating vouchers, toys and gifts for our patients.”

One father told the Manchester Evening News that every child in Manchester Royal Infirmary was given a voucher by the pop star, calling it a “lovely gesture”.

“It’s brought a lot of joy after everything that’s gone on with the pandemic this year,” he said.

Grande, who announced her engagement to boyfriend Dalton Gomez this week, also sent presents to patients at a children’s hospital near her Los Angeles home.

Sharing the news on Instagram, the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital thanked the couple for spreading “holiday cheer”.

“Their generosity saw to it that our kid’s holiday wish lists were granted and that the delivery came with surprise pizza and meal deliveries,” it said.

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Ariana Grande gets engaged to estate agent Dalton Gomez | Ents & Arts News

Ariana Grande has announced her engagement to estate agent boyfriend Dalton Gomez.

The 27-year-old posted a series of photos on Instagram showing her cuddling her fiance and showing off her ring.

A close-up of her tattooed left hand showed the ring to be two-stone with a large diamond set next to a pearl.

Next to the images, Grande wrote: “forever n then some”.

Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Milly Bobby Brown were among the stars to congratulate her on her engagement.

The singer’s mother – Joan Grande – also congratulated the couple on Twitter, saying she was excited to welcome Gomez to the family.

Grande has been dating the luxury property expert, who is also understood to be in his 20s, for around a year.

Grande performing with Gaga at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this year

Gomez appeared with Grande in the lockdown video for her collaboration with Justin Bieber, Stuck With U, dancing with her in a bedroom.

The Thank U, Next singer was previously engaged to comedian and actor Pete Davidson, with the couple making the announcement in June 2018 after knowing each other for just a month.

However, after four months they called off the engagement and ended the relationship.

Grande released her sixth studio album – Positions – last month, topping the US and UK charts and giving her a number one in both countries with the lead single.

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Next week Netflix will release a behind-the-scenes movie of Grande’s Sweetener world tour, titled Excuse Me, I Love You.

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