CELEBRITY
12/23/2012 11:02 am ET

Rihanna's Barbados Hospital Donation: Singer Gives Queen Elizabeth Hospital $1.75 Million To Honor Late Grandmother

Rihanna is in the holiday spirit.

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."

Her generous donation, which led to the radiotherapy department at the hospital to be renamed the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, has paid for vital pieces of medical equipment.

Rihanna broke the news of Gran Gran Dolly's death on Twitter in July, writing, "Goodbye #grangranDOLLY get your beauty rest until I see you."

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