Rihanna gives hefty donation to Barbados hospital
December 24th, 2012
10:14 AM ET

Rihanna gives hefty donation to Barbados hospital

Rihanna has opened her heart and her wallet this holiday season with a $1 million-plus donation to a hospital in Barbados.

According to E! News, the "Diamonds" singer gave $1.75 million to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown in honor of her late grandmother, Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite, whom Rihanna called "Gran Gran Dolly."

"This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the QEH in its continued modernization program," Rihanna said in a statement to E!. "I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done to save lives, or at least extend them."

With the 24-year-old's donation, the hospital's radiotherapy department has purchased much needed equipment. It is now called the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine in memory of Rihanna's grandmother, who passed away in June after battling cancer.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Ivy

    Thanks Rihanna. This brought a tear to my eye. Very much appreciated. Love and continued success for an amazing Bajan woman.

    January 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sponge

    That's a really generous thing to do. And to all the people who think she wants the spotlight, you're wrong. She doesn't need it because she's famous and popular already. Charity can come from the heart you know.

    December 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Amor


    December 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. empresstrudy

    She donated her forehead as a medical helipad.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Steve

    This is the kind of story I like to read.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. A Great Holiday To All

    that was very nice of you rihanna

    December 24, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. diggler

    And she had to announce this to get some more spotlight.

    December 24, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |

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