We are honoured that the daughters of Leon Crouch, Hannah Leonardi, Lara Crouch and Louise Roles have given a donation of £550,000 from The Leon Crouch Foundation to support the work of the Hospice. Continuing the unwavering support shown by their father throughout his lifetime.
Leon’s charitable work was well known and as Hannah Leonardi says ‘Even in death Leon was thinking about how he could continue to help the town that he grew up in and loved.’
‘Our father was a Patron of Oakhaven Hospice, which always remained a cause very close to his heart, therefore it was a fitting place for him to spend his last few days. It gives my sisters, Lara, Louise and I, great pleasure to make a donation to Oakhaven Hospice of £550,000 from the Leon Crouch Foundation so that Oakhaven may continue to touch the lives of so many local people. We feel incredibly proud of our Father’s commitment to helping others beyond his lifetime’
Andrew Ryde, Chief Executive said ‘We are incredibly grateful to Leon for his contribution to the Hospice, this generous donation will assist us with the expansion of our services. This funding will help towards increasing our bedded provision to ensure that we can continue to meet the need of the community for end-of-life support here at the hospice. As well as helping to develop a dedicated education facility to support carers and healthcare professionals to provide the best level of end-of-life care for all.’
Since this donation the family have pledged to a further donation of £300,000 to meet the gap in funding. Thereby allowing this expansion to take place.