Driffield NewsNEWS

Work ongoing to bring £2m of benefits to Alfred Bean

Trustees of the League of Friends of the Alfred Bean Hospital have confirmed that work is still ongoing to administer the estate of Reginald Dobson who bequeathed a legacy of £2million to the group for the benefit of patients across Driffield and the Wolds.

Following his death in December 2021, the League of Friends was notified by the executors of Mr Dobson’s estate, that he had left the majority of it to a new charitable trust to be established for the benefit of the League of Friends, which raises money towards new equipment for the Bridlington Road hospital.

Although news of the legacy was announced last August, the League of Friends has not as yet received any funds from Mr Dobson’s estate as the executors are continuing to administer his estate.

The administration of the estate has entailed obtaining the Grant of Probate and realising all the assets of the estate. Although this process is nearing completion, solicitors acting for the estate have advised there will still be several months before the process is complete.

The executors have started the process to establish a charity registration with the Charity Commission for the Dobson Family Charitable Trust that is required to administer the legacy in consultation with the League of Friends for the benefit of the Alfred Bean Hospital.

The League of Friends and the executors have established a framework of how the Dobson Family Charitable Trust will operate and have both agreed to work closely together to ensure that the legacy is used for maximum benefit for the hospital.

Whilst the estate is being administered, the League of Friends has been working hard behind the scenes with discussions involving many different parties.

The League of Friends says it is confident that services can be brought to the Alfred Bean and is hoping that a positive announcement can be made over the next few months when the administration of Mr Dobson’s estate has been completed and the Dobson Family Charitable Trust has been brought into existence.

Nicky Ingham, treasurer of the League of Friends, said: “We cannot wait until the Dobson Family Trust is finally established to provide a substantial boost to the work we have always done in raising funds and applying them to improve the Alfred Bean and to help to provide the best services for the people of Driffield and the surrounding villages.

“We look forward to working closely with the Trustees of the Dobson Family Trust in order to bring a significant benefit to the Alfred Bean.”

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please allow ads on our site Ads help pay for our website and content. Switch off your ad-blocker and enjoy.