Charities benefit from £16m estate of late fashion designer Alexander McQueen

Bulk of estate goes into his charitable trust while four organisations, including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the Blue Cross, receive £100,000 each

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the animal welfare charity the Blue Cross are among a number of charities to receive money from the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s £16m fortune.

The other charities to benefit are the London Buddhist Centre and the Terrence Higgins Trust. All four will receive £100,000 each.

The majority of McQueen’s estate was placed in his Sarabande charitable trust. He suggested in his will that the money be used to fund bursaries or grants for students at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London, where McQueen studied.

McQueen committed suicide in February last year.

Spencer Wisdom, solicitor and legacy manager at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, said: "News of such a generous legacy is a lovely surprise and reaffirms the love McQueen had for dogs and cats. We know he would be so proud to see his donation helping to care for the thousands of dogs and cats at Battersea in need of new homes."

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