Footballer moved by plight of his mum Dolores Santos

Cristiano Ronaldo has donated £100,000 to the hospital that saved his mum’s life.

The Manchester United hunk, 24, has written out a cheque for the Portuguese League Against Cancer charity.

It will be used to help build a specialist centre at Hospital Central in his native Madeira.

Cristiano’s mother Dolores Santos, 54, was treated there in 2007 when she found a lump in her breast.

She underwent a sucessful course of radiotherapy and still takes anti-cancer drugs to stop the disease returning.

Cristiano is eternally grateful to the doctors and nurses who saved his mum’s life,’  a pal tells the Sunday Mirror.

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Alison Adey