The Health Tree Foundation welcomes owner of Normanby Hall as its first ever patron

Health tree foundation new patron

The Health Tree Foundation welcomes owner of Normanby Hall as its first ever patron

The official charity of North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, The Health Tree Foundation, has welcomed its first ever patron.

Sir Reginald Sheffield – best known as the owner of Normanby Hall and the Chairman of the Normanby Estate – has been selected as the new patron.

According to the charity, he is “delighted to take on the reigns as patron of the charity”, as Scunthorpe General Hospital holds a “special place in his heart” due to his family connections.

He said: “My Dutch grandmother set up and ran a hospital for soldiers during the First World War from Normanby Hall.

“After the war, the War Memorial Hospital was built from public subscriptions, on the site of the current Scunthorpe hospital. It was supported by my grandfather and a ward was named after the Sheffield family as a tribute for their support.

“I am very pleased to be involved with the Health Tree Foundation due to my historical connections with the hospital.”

Sir Reginald also served as a Councillor on Humberside County Council from 1985 to 1993. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and a former member of the London Stock Exchange.

Amongst his other past roles is the president of Scunthorpe United Football Club, vice chairman of South Humberside Business Centre, president of South Humberside Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the president of Scunthorpe and District Victim Support.

Clare Woodard, manager of the Health Tree Foundation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sir Reginald Sheffield as our patron. His patronage will initially be for a three-year period and we are excited to have him on board.”

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