Family-loving singer Rihanna has paid tribute to her late grandmother Dolly by donating to the hospital that treated her cancer. Her relative died in June, and she was devastated by the loss. Her contribution of £1.75m to the ‘Queen Elizabeth Hospital‘ on her home island of Barbados will see the re-opening of the hospital’s radiotherapy unit as the ‘Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine‘.
In a short statement to ‘E! News‘ explaining her action, Ri reasoned: “This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the ‘QEH‘ in its continued modernization program….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.” When she announced her intentions over the weekend, she confirmed plans to pay for 3 pieces of modern equipment: “I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done in effort to save lives or at least extend it and I thank all of you for being a part of it.” She also posted a picture of her and her grandfather on her ‘Instagram‘ with the caption: “Me and grand pops in Barbados at the unveiling ceremony in memory of #GranDolly at ‘QEH‘.”