Tributes as Stars Appeal benefactor Sir Christopher Benson passes away

LONG-TIME Stars Appeal benefactor Sir Christopher Benson has passed away.

Sir Christopher and his late wife Lady Benson were committed supporters of the Salisbury Hospital charity, with a suite used to comfort grieving families who lose a baby at birth bearing their name.

The Benson Suite was unveiled in 2013 after a donation from the couple.

The Bensons’ contributions also funded the hospital’s first-ever dedicated Bereavement Midwife.

And last April, a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Benson Suite was held, attended by some of the parents who had made use of the facility.

“The legacy of Sir Christopher and Lady Benson will live on through the lives their generosity will continue to touch over the months and years to come,” a spokesperson said.

“We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to their sons, Charles and Julian, and their families.”

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