12/11/2012 11:47 am ET Updated Dec 11, 2012

2DayFM, Radio Station Behind Kate Middleton Prank Call, To Donate Money To Nurse's Family

2Day FM, the Australian radio station behind a prank call to Kate Middleton's hospital plans to donate money to the family of the nurse who was found dead after the hoax.

Last week, nurse Jacintha Saldanha transferred a call from two Australian DJs posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles to a colleague. They were given confidential information about Kate Middleton's condition. Saldanha was later found dead in a suspected suicide, with many alleging that the hoax led her to take her life.

BBC reports that 2Day FM will donate its advertising profits for the rest of the year to a memorial fund to benefit Saldanha's family. At least 500,000 Australian dollars (£320,000) will be donated.

"We are very sorry for what has happened," said Rhys Holleran, chief executive of the station's parent company Southern Cross Austereo. "It is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts continue to be with the family."

"We hope that by contributing to a memorial fund we can help to provide the Saldanha family with the support they need at this very difficult time."

The DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, have been roundly condemned. They apologized for any role that they played in Saldanha's death in a emotional interview on Monday.



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