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Tycoon leaves £41m to crisis-hit Oxfam

August 22, 2018 2:00 PM
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LONDON: A tycoon killed with his family in a seaplane crash in Australia on New Year's Eve has left a £41 million (RM217 million) fortune to the crisis-hit charity Oxfam, a British newspaper reported.

The bequest comes at a time when Oxfam is trying to find £16 million in savings as it grapples with the fallout from a sex abuse scandal.

The charity lost thousands of donors after reports earlier this year revealed its staff had used the services of prostitutes while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

Richard Cousins, 58, boss of catering giant Compass Group, died with sons William, 25, Edward, 23, fiancee Emma Bowden, 48, and her daughter Heather, 11, when their plane nose-dived into a river north of Sydney.


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