Rihanna donated $1.75 million dollars to a Barbados Hospital on behalf of her grandmother, who passed away earlier this year. The radiotherapy department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital will soon be renamed after Clara Braithwaite, or as Rihanna knew her, Gran Gran Dolly.


Rihanna said:

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 was accompanied by Dolly’s husband, Lionel, and her mother, Monica Fenty as she visited the department this weekend.

Rihanna has taken to Instagram in her time off, posting photos of herself relaxing in her island villa. The 24-year-old star arrived back in Barbados on Tuesday of last week.

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