Jimmy Savile's 5m charity donation
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 December 2011
Sir Jimmy Savile left £5 million to charity when he died, bringing the total money he raised for good causes throughout his lifetime to £50 million
'A formal inquiry launched by the Metropolitan Police Service in 2012 into historic allegations of child sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile and others. The report of the investigations undertaken jointly by the police and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Giving Victims a Voice, was published on 11 January 2013. It reported allegations covering a period of fifty years, including 214 alleged acts by Savile which, though uncorroborated, have been formally recorded as crimes.' (Wikipedia)
Sir Jimmy Savile left £5 million to charity when he died.
The 'Jim'll Fix It' host - who passed away in October aged 84 after battling pneumonia - raised £45 million throughout his life for good causes and it has now been revealed he left behind charity accounts amounting to more than £5 million.
A Charity Commission report said the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust contained £3.6 million and the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust had £1.6 million at the time of his death.
A Stoke Mandeville spokesman said: "Sir Jimmy was tireless in his attempts to fundraise."
Jimmy also acquired a personal fortune of £2.5 million and owned properties in Leeds, Scarborough, London, Dorset and Scotland.
The executors of his will are currently organising his assets and it is believed that many of his possessions will be auctioned off for charity.
Last month, Jimmy's funeral brought the city of Leeds to a standstill.
The legendary TV host's golden coffin was taken on a 20-minute farewell tour of the city, as police closed surrounding roads to cope with the thousands of fans who turned out to pay their respects to the star.
Some 600 mourners packed into the city's St. Anne's Cathedral, while 2,000 fans - including some dressed up in wigs to replicate Jimmy's trademark blond locks - watched the proceedings on large screens outside.