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Millionaire industrialist Leon Crouch's £50,000 legacy handed to Oakhaven Hospice by his daughters



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OAKHAVEN Hospice has received a £50,000 legacy from one of the New Forest’s most successful industrialists just over two years after his death.

Multi-millionaire Leon Crouch, who died aged 70 in September 2019 after a short battle with cancer, was known for his rags-to-riches life story and for generously supporting causes including Oakhaven and Lymington hospital’s League of Friends.

His support of the Pennington-based hospice, which specialises in palliative care for those facing life-limiting illness, included sponsoring the Oakhaven Golf Day.

Leon Crouch's daughters Hannah Leonardi, Lara Crouch and Louise Rolls present the cheque to chairman of the board of trustees, Professor Paul Dodson, and patron Mary Montagu-Scott
Leon Crouch's daughters Hannah Leonardi, Lara Crouch and Louise Rolls present the cheque to chairman of the board of trustees, Professor Paul Dodson, and patron Mary Montagu-Scott

Leon’s daughters Hannah Leonardi, Lara Crouch and Louise Rolls presented his legacy to the hospice in the form of a cheque after it had helped them and their father.

Hannah said: “We are thrilled to be able to honour our father’s wishes and present Oakhaven with his legacy, which we hope will help others in the community who are in need of the specialist care that Oakhaven provides.

“We as a family are incredibly thankful for everything the hospice did to support us and our beloved father.”

The trio were in turn presented with an engraved leaf by the chair of the board of trustees, Prof. Paul Dodson, and patron Mary Montagu-Scott, in honour of their father’s contribution.

Leon Crouch died in September 2019
Leon Crouch died in September 2019

Chief executive Andrew Ryde said: “Leon was deeply committed to the hospice and has made a lasting impact on Oakhaven.

“We are so grateful that he included a gift in his will, his legacy will make a very real difference to those we care for both here in the hospice and out in homes across our community.”

Funding for the care of one in four patients at Oakhaven is attributed to gifts in wills, with benefactors having made a commitment to help local people, their families and loved ones in the years to come.

Those who feel this is something they are able to do can visit oakhavenhospice.co.uk/legacy

For more information contact Oakhaven on 01590 613032 or email melanie.stone@oakhavenhospice.co.uk



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