Lady Gaga’s ‘we pray for Japan’ wristband raises $250,000 in 48 hours

Singer is urging fans to help tsunami and earthquake victims

Lady Gaga‘s ‘we pray for Japan’ wristbands have raised $250,000 (£156,000) for the relief effort in the country so far.

The singer started selling the white bands at her online shop, Ladygaga.shop.bravadousa.com, two days ago (March 13). They cost $5 (£3.10) each, with money raised aiding those affected by the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan.

Gaga announced via her Twitter page, Twitter.com/ladygaga, that she designed the item herself and that all proceeds from sales of the bands would go to relief efforts in the country.

“Little Monsters, show your support for Japan with this wristband,” she urged.

The amount she has raised was reported by MTV News.