Taylor Swift Donates $50k To Mother-Of-Five Whose Husband Died Of Covid-19

Award-winning singer, Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 (£36,000) to a mother of five whose husband died of Covid.

Swift and her mum gave the money to a GoFundMe appeal set up to support Vickie Quarles and her five children.

The woman’s husband, Theodis Ray Quarles, 48, of Memphis, Tennessee, US, died before Christmas, according to the fundraiser.

The page had a target of $50,000 to support Vickie Quarles and her five children and a donation of that amount was made in the name of Swift, 31, and her mother Andrea, 63. The PA news agency confirmed the generous sum came from the singer and it has pushed up the total raised so far to more than 60,000 dollars (£44,000).

This is not the first time Swift, who won album of the year at the Grammy Awards earlier this month, has helped out those struggling during the pandemic.

Early in the health crisis, the pop superstar gave $3,000 (£2,200) each to a number of her devotees who had told of their financial problems on social media. In August, an aspiring mathematician who lives in London thanked Swift for making her ‘dreams come true’ after the singer donated £23,000 towards her university education.