Mills Praised By New York Officials For $1 Million Donation
New York officials have praised SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's ex-wife HEATHER MILLS for her $1 million ($540,541) food donation to a local charity.
Mills, who recently purchased a home in New York, had three years worth of veggie burgers delivered to impoverished children in the South Bronx, distributed through the area's Hope Center community organisation.
Over the weekend (beg20Sep08), she helped cook a vegan barbeque lunch for the low-income families.
She is now set to receive honours from Congressman José Serrano and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión.
Mills says, "I wanted to help make sure they have as many nutritional advantages as anyone else."
A spokesperson for the charity adds: "The reaction in the community to this donation is, 'Wow!' It enables us to provide over 2,800 children living in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in NYC with good, healthy food."