Many grateful families have left money in their wills to the hospital as a “thank you” for the care it has given them or their families.
But none has been as generous as North Walsham man Charles Dewing, who left everything he owned – providing a legacy of £342,000.
The former fuel tanker driver turned chimney sweep was careful with his money during his lifetime. But when he died aged 82 in April 2011, he left his entire estate, including his bungalow in Kendall Close, to the hospital.
Niece Elizabeth Gray from Briggate said Mr Dewing was always seeking a bargain and keen to shopping bills to a minimum. But he and wife Barbara, who died two years before him, had no children and wanted to help the hospital because it had cared for their mothers.
Mrs Gray was born there and her mother worked there for 20 years – showing the strong links local people have with the unit.
The money was used to build the Dewing Suite of rooms used for training and meetings by staff across the north Norfolk health sector area.
See how the EDP reported the story at: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/meet-the-thrifty-man-behind-big-hospital-legacy-1-4380777
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