Rihanna Donates $1.75 Million To Barbados Hospital In Memory Of Late Grandmother

24 December 2012, 08:53

The 'We Found Love' star says she hopes the hospital can continue to help save lives as it is modernised.

Rihanna has donated $1.75 million to a hospital in Barbados in memory of her late grandmother Dolly.

The singer's much-loved relative died in June following a battle with cancer.

The radiotherapy department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgetown has now been renamed the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.

Rihanna visited the hospital last weekend and was joined by Dolly's husband, Lionel, and her mother, Monica Fenty.

She 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 and her grandmother Dolly, who died earlier this year: (Picture: Twitter)

Rihanna and Grandma

Meanwhile, Rihanna is currently back home in Barbados for Christmas.

The star will return to the road in 2013 on her 'Diamonds' world tour, which will support her recently released album of the same name.