Love Island’s Priya Gopaldas donates entire £750 salary from week-long stint on the ITV2 show to NHS charities
She was only in the villa for a week before being sent home.
And, Love Island’s Priya Gopaldas has donated her entire £750 salary from her week-long stint on the ITV2 show to NHS charities.
The medical student, 23, stated: ‘Love Island pay cheque put to use,’ as she revealed to her Instagram followers what she’d done with the money.
How lovely: Love Island’s Priya Gopaldas, 23, has donated her entire £750 salary from her short stint on the ITV2 show to NHS charities
Taking to her Instagram Stories, Priya posted a screenshot of a bank statement showing the £750 entering her account in a payment from ITV.
She shared another showing how she’d donated the same amount to NHS Charities Together through Virgin Money Giving.
According to The Sun, Love Islanders receive around £250 for every week they are on screens.
It’s reported that the money they’re given is to help cover rent, bills and general costs back home as they spend time in the Mallorcan villa.
Short stint: The medical student was only in the villa for a week before being sent home
Sharing the news: Taking to her Instagram, Priya posted a screenshot of a bank statement showing the £750 payment from ITV going to NHS Charities Together via Virgin Money Giving
Priya, who is a budding orthopaedic surgeon, sometimes shares a few shots of herself sporting a more stripped-back look as she uses her talents in the NHS.
The beauty is no stranger to covering up in medical clothing and PPE while working on the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit earlier this year as she completes her studies at University College London.
She volunteered her services on the Covid ward post-Christmas, after students based at the UCL hospital were contacted asking if they could assist helping with the mounting cases.
She worked six day, 12 hour night shifts in the understaffed department, supporting doctors and nurses.
Natural beauty: In posts shared to her Instagram, Priya has shown off her natural beauty in blue scrubs as she regularly forgoes makeup while working in hospital
Medical professional: But Priya is no stranger to covering up in medical clothing and PPE while working on the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit at University College London earlier this year
Speaking in January, Priya said: ‘I decided to throw myself in at the deep end and take on the challenge of a 12-hour night shift, despite having never done one before.
‘I was shocked to see how ill the patients were. Most patients were intubated, ventilated and sedated, needing round the clock monitoring and care.’
Away from her studies, Priya is a keen runner and was aiming to complete a challenge of six marathons in six days later this year.
The Londoner is also a glamorous globe-trotter, visiting countries including Tanzania, Macedonia, North America, Italy, Jamaica and France over the past two years.