Manchester Bee sculptures raise over £1m

Some of the artists and the grand total Credit: David Oates

The Bee in the City sculptures raised more than £1m at auction last night.

The money will go to the 'We Love MCR' charity and will be spent on community grants.

The most popular bee adorned with Manchester United footballing legends called 'Bee United' painted by Joseph Venning raised £31,000.

Manchester Bee sculptures

Guests at the auction included Coronation Street stars Dolly-Rose Campbell, Melanie Hill and Charlie de Melo, who were delighted to see the show take home the Hilda Bugden Bee, by Lee O’Brien, raising £12,150.