A special plaque unveiling ceremony has been held to celebrate the life and work of two local benefactors of Montagu Hospital.
Fred Green bequeathed £11.5million to the Montagu Hospital legacy fund when he passed away in 1998. Fred’s wife, Ann, had died some years previously after the sale of their local butchery business and the couple had tragically lost their only son, Alan in a road accident.
The Fred and Ann Green Legacy Fund, set up in memory of Alan, has been used to run vital transport services between the Trust’s three hospital sites, meaning patients can get to appointments with ease and those without personal transport can visit loved ones in hospital.
Their legacy also funded the new eye department at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and the state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre at Montagu Hospital.
Fred and Ann’s long, supportive relationship with Montagu Hospital was sparked when the accidental delivery of a pork pie was met with a warm welcome.
In addition to this commemorative plaque, Montagu Hospital’s Fred and Ann Green Memorial Garden was opened in 2001 to honour to the generosity and work of Fred and Ann.