Barbadian pop star Rihanna has donated $1.75 million to a Barbados hospital in memory of her late grandmother who died of cancer.
The 24-year-old pop star’s generous donation led to the radiotherapy department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgetown, being renamed the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, in memory of her beloved grandma, ‘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 programme. . . .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,” Rihanna explained.
The donation has paid for three vital pieces of equipment worth more than $3.5 million Barbados dollars.
Rihanna was accompanied by Dolly’s husband, Lionel, and her mother, Monica Fenty.
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