Comic Sir Norman Wisdom's legacy lives on with Deal Hospital donation
daughter-in-law Christina Wisdom with matron Sue Lawrence at Deal
Hospital with the new equiptment
The legacy of comedy icon Sir Norman Wisdom is living on at Deal
Hospital - thanks to a donation from his will that has paid
for new equipment.
Christina Wisdom, the sister-in-law of the Deal legend, donated
the cash in memory of Sir Norman and her late husband Fred.
She said the money came from what the former film and television
favourite left her in his will after he died in October 2010, aged
"People leave money in their wills but I wanted to make a
donation while I was still alive," said Mrs Wisdom, 90, of Victoria
Sir Norman had links with the hospital - it was where his
brother Fred was cared for before he died about 40 years ago.
Later, the television star continued to support it as the guest
of honour when he opened the hospital fete in August 2004.
Mrs Wisdom has not made public the amount she donated.
She said: "Norman was always very generous to me and Fred and I
wanted to donate something in his memory.
"He was always very fond of Deal, and Fred was so well looked
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