Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 April 2019

Gwen Stefani visits Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital in Dubai

The American singer is known for her charity work

Gwen Stefani took some time to visit Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital after performing at the Dubai World Cup after-race concert. Twitter / Al Jalila Children's
Gwen Stefani took some time to visit Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital after performing at the Dubai World Cup after-race concert. Twitter / Al Jalila Children's

Gwen Stefani pulled out all the stops during her Dubai World Cup after-race gig, amping up the crowds with her live renditions of songs such as Hollaback Girl and No Doubt classic, Don't Speak.

But she also warmed the hearts of a smaller audience after the show was over, as she visited the team at Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital in Al Jaddaf, Dubai.

The star brought a "smile to the children and staff", the hospital team wrote on its Twitter account.

"Thank u for having me," Stefani wrote in reply, alongside a kissing face emoji.

The What Are You Waiting For? singer is known for her philanthropic work. She's a supporter of a number of charities and causes, including a variety that relate to children's issues.

In 2011, the mother-of-three donated $1 million (Dh3.67m) to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. In 2012, she hosted a fundraiser with former First Lady Michelle Obama at her Beverly Hills home, which again raised money for children.

More recently, the singer has made sure $1 of every ticket purchased for her Las Vegas residency show goes to the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, Nevada's only non-profit childhood cancer treatment centre. There, a new patient exam room, which opened earlier this year, has been named in Stefani's honour.

She has also supported charities such as Baby2Baby, a charity that provides children living in poverty with basic necessities, and Small Steps Project, which supports children to take steps into education.

Updated: April 2, 2019 11:36 AM

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