From telling fortunes to giving away his own, a clairvoyant who died after suffering renal failure has left a legacy of more than £200,000 to Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Edward “Eddie” Millington has bequest £204,000 to the organisation after passing away in June 2016.
Mr Millington, who was from South Hetton, was known in Sunderland for his services as a clairvoyant, operating from a base in Murton Street.
He also worked in Hartlepool in the early 1990s.
Sunderland Royal Hospital and Sunderland Eye Infirmary’s staff say they were surprised and touched by the incredibly generous bequest from Mr Millington.
He is remembered fondly as a kind and thoughtful patient by staff, and his charisma will be remembered for some time.
The huge sum left to help fellow patients will go to benefit the Sunderland Royal Renal Unit.
Rob Parnaby, directorate manager at Sunderland Royal Hospital responsible for renal medicine, wished to share his thanks to Mr Millington’s family and some words in his memory.
He said: “Mr Millington was an incredibly generous man to think of our hospital and patients in his will.
“Our Renal Unit patients have benefited greatly from generosity like Edward’s; his generous legacy will ensure we can continue making improvements on the unit, making it more comfortable for patients on dialysis – and potentially purchase equipment to keep the unit at the forefront of best care.
“Through his generosity, and in honour of his memory, this can continue.
“Our patients today and in the future will truly be affected by his kindness.
“We all wish to pass our condolences to Edward’s family, and our sincere thanks for ensuring his wishes were carried out.”