Carla Bruni pledges £43,000 donation for L'Aquila quake hospital

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London, July 11 (ANI): French First lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy gave glimpse of her philanthropist side as she pledged a personal donation of a whopping 43,000 pounds to a hospital treating survivors of earthquake- ravaged town of L'Aquila.

The former model-singer visited the earthquake-hit region a day after the wives of other leaders participating in the Group of Eight summit (G8) did, reports The Daily Express.

Dressed in a chic white suit, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy was greeted with cries of "Bella, Bella", which means beautiful in Italian.

While an entourage of officials showed Bruni around, she said that the French government would contribute 2.7million pounds to help repair the dome of the Santa Maria du Suffragio church.

It was one of many monuments damaged in the April 6 quake, which killed nearly 300 people. (ANI)

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