Another random act of kindness! I love seeing celebrities giving back to those in need! R&B bad girl Rihanna has opened her heart this holiday season with a $1million-plus donation to a hospital in her hometown Barbados.
According to E! News, Rihanna gave $1.75 million to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown in honor of her late grandmother, Clara “Dolly” Braithwaite, whom she 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 been able to purchase much needed medical 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.