December 26th, 2012
Rihanna has donated $1.75 million to a Barbados hospital in memory of her late grandmother Dolly. The Diamond singer was devastated when her beloved granny Clara ‘Dolly’ Braithwaite lost her cancer battle in June 2012 and visited the radiotherapy department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, which is to be renamed the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, on Saturday with her mother Monica Fenty and Dolly’s husband Lionel to make the generous donation.
She told E! News “This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the QEH in its continued modernisation 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 spent Christmas in her native Barbados with her family and was recently spotted supporting local businesses by picking up trinkets in a number of small shops on the Caribbean island. The Barbados native was mobbed by locals as she browsed boutiques in Bridgetown.Tweet