Twenty days after the UK transmission of 'Exposure - the other side of Jimmy Savile' the following article was published detailing the closure of Jimmy's two charities !
The BBC Panorama follow up had put the final nail in the coffin of Jimmy's beloved charities
SO, how much money did Jimmy leave to his two charities and MORE IMPORTANTLY, how much did the charities themselves already have BEFORE Sir Jimmy passed away.
I don't have a copy of Jimmy's will but the ball park figure BEFORE the auction of his personal effects and sale of his various homes, was said to be £4.3 million. £3.7m of this was to go to his charities, the rest to be shared among family and friends. Now, here's where I got confused because £3.7m is exactly the same amount as was in the Jimmy Savile CT as of March 2011 !
Here's a story published in the mail on the 9th March 2012 !
Here's how much the JSCT had in it's coffers for the year ending 31st March 2010 > 18 months BEFORE Jimmy's death but signed off on 9th November 2011.
Here are the accounts for 31st March 2012 approved in July !
And here are the latest figures for year end 31st March 2014
No increase (save £90 or so) since before Jimmy's death meaning NONE of Jimmy's money has appeared in the account of THIS CHARITY. So, where the hell is it ?
Well, the estate was FROZEN wasn't it ? Remember this -
Further along it reads
I have NOT been able to find details of accounts relating to the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust (JMSMT) but, I think that it's safe to assume that it's funds were as described in various publications
Before Jim's charities were officially closed, the trustees considered various options including changing its name. HOWEVER, an interesting paragraph appeared in this Telegraph article dated October 7th 2012
Read that last sentence again ! When did any of us take our eyes off the ball to even consider that MONEY DONATED TO CHARITY would or could be targeted as a result of the scandal ?
The following article is even more interesting !
But, the charity funds were NOT frozen, the estate was !
'Protect the charity's funds' - indeed !
Maybe it wasn't about the money for Alicia but, others were circling for their share of the loot !
But, before we go there let's see what charity media folk made of the charities decision to close in November 2012
Tell us more !
So what could they do ?
The third sector was one of only TWO sites to have published this weeks press release. The other was Lancashire and North West Magazine a fact I only realised TODAY ! They didn't mince their words on Thursday !
Strewth, these folks are on my very short list of nominees for journalists of the decade being one of the few to publish the story about Jimmy's DNA clearing him of any known crime !
Any clearer readers - I am ! I now know that there is in excess of £5m that belongs to a charity NOT Jimmy Savile. That money should NOT be up for grabs by ANYONE period !
I haven't finished my investigations into this disgraceful episode yet. Join me in my next part. In the meantime, here's a word from the man himself doing what his does/did best. I found this little gem yesterday by pure chance, enjoy !