Justin Bieber performed at Sunday’s One Love benefit concert in Manchester — which, at last count, has raised more than $9 million for the Red Cross — but that wasn’t his only charitable act while visiting the U.K. city.
As BBC Sport reports, Bieber also spent some time on the ice with the Manchester Storm, the city’s professional hockey team, skating with the players.
The Manchester Storm website describes Bieber’s visit and shares a few photos, reminding that this is the third time he’s dropped by to hang with the team.
“Justin Bieber was back in town for last night’s remarkable concert #ForManchester, in memory of all those who were tragically killed and injured in the recent awful attack at the Manchester Arena,” the site notes. “Bieber, as many of his fans know is a HUGE ice hockey fan, and brings his skates and sticks with him wherever he goes, as we found out back in November when he first paid a visit to the Storm Shelter to skate with the full squad & a couple of invited guests.”
The site adds: “Bieber enjoyed himself so much with the team, that he then invited the whole squad to London for one of his sold out gigs at the O2 Arena, but not before they all had to go skate again with him in Milton Keynes en route… We think it’s fair to say Mr Bieber feels right at home here at the Storm Shelter!”
In this photo, a smiling Bieber can be seen posing with the team:
When it was all over, Bieber didn’t leave the team empty-handed. As TMZ reports, Bieber put his signature on a hockey stick that will be auctioned off for charity. Given that a jersey he signed at a previous visit was auctioned off for several thousand pounds, it’s expected the signed stick will fetch some big bucks for a good cause.
— urbanbubble (@urbanbubbleUK) November 2, 2016