Savile charities close

Two charities set up by the former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile are to close. The Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust said it felt it would be always linked with Savile.

Statement from Buckinghamshire Healthcare

The NHS Trust which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital has issued a statement following the announcement that a The Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Charitable Trust is to close.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare understands and supports the Charitable Trust’s decision to close. We thank the trustees for their support and wish them the best for the future.

– Buckinghamshire Healthcare Statement

Savile charity 'will live on'

Television personality and charity fundraiser Jimmy Savile holds up a Daffodil and a medal after finishing the Marathon.
Television personality and charity fundraiser Jimmy Savile holds up a Daffodil and a medal after finishing the Marathon. Credit: Press Association

The Trustees of the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Charitable Trust have released a statement on their website saying that "Jimmy's charitable trust will live on as he wished".

It's understood that the charity's funds are to be redistributed as it closes because of the association with the former BBC presenter.

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