Rihanna gives back to Barbados
The “Diamonds” singer, 24, donated $1.75 million to a Barbados hospital in memory of her late grandmother, Clara “Dolly” Braithwaite, who died in June. She visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown along with her mother Monica Fenty and Dolly’s husband Lionel on Saturday, Dec. 22.
In a statement to E! News, Rihanna said, “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.
We don’t expect her to save the World, but this is a start. Congrat!