09:59 16 December 2011
Sir Jimmy Savile left over £5million to charity in his will, it has been revealed.
Documents released by the Charities Commission revealed that the late Jim'll Fix It presenter left £5.2 million to two separate charitable trusts. One, the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust received £3.6 million alone.
The Stoke Mandeville Hospital received the other £1.6 million in a dedicated trust fund.
A spokesperson for the hospital told the Yorkshire Post:
"Sir Jimmy has been a great supporter of Stoke Mandeville Hospital for decades. He was tireless in his attempts to fundraise for the hospital and was integral in the creation of the National Spinal Injuries Centre that we have today.
"Sir Jimmy will be sorely missed by staff and patients alike."
Savile was renowned for his chairty fundraising, and is reported to have raised more than £45million during his lifetime, as well as volunteering as a hospital porter.
He raised £20million to establish the National Spinal Injuries Centre at the Aylesbury-based hospital.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trusts spokesperson praised Savile for his fundraising, saying:
"Quite simply, our hospitals won't be the same without him and he is already hugely missed.
"We are sure, however, that his legacy will live on for many years to come, notably in the Savile Institute for heart research which is being set up at Leeds General Infirmary in his memory following a generous bequest from his estate."
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