Rich list Yorkshire family’s £100m gifts to charities

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ONE of Yorkshire’s wealthiest families has given more than £100m to charity in the last six years, according to an annual report on the country’s richest people.

Terry Bramall and family of Harrogate are listed in the Sunday Times Rich List 2014 as the seventh richest in Yorkshire with £425m.

For the first time, a new Giving List is included alongside this year’s Rich List – which is set to be published in the Sunday Times this weekend.

Mr Bramall and family rank third nationally in the Sunday Times first Giving List after handing over £107.4m to charity since he sold the Keepmoat construction group for more than £500m in 2007.

In 2008, Mr Bramall handed the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation an initial gift of more than £96m, which has earned a further £11m in investment income for the charity in the five years since.

Brothers Eddie and Malcolm Healey of Hull remain the richest people in Yorkshire, according to the list.

Eddie Healey, 76, made £420m from the sale of the Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre. Malcolm Healey, 69, made £200m from building and selling Hygena Kitchens.

Doncaster-born Lord Graham Kirkham and family are worth £1,150m following the proceeds from the sale of his DFS furniture empire, according to the list.

And 94-year-old Tony Murray and his family are worth £1,013m. Much of that is tied up in heating and air-conditioning equipment hire company Andrew Sykes.

Mr Murray also has interests in London Security, a Leeds-based fire protection business which includes the Nu-Swift fire extinguisher brand.

Paul Sykes, who hails from Cudworth, Barnsley, ranks sixth in the Yorkshire Rich List. He also made money from the sale of Meadowhall.

A Sunday Times spokesman said: “The list profiles the 1,000 richest individuals and families in the UK and the wealthiest 250 in Ireland.

“It is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies.

“It excludes bank accounts, to which the paper has no access.”