The owner of Fisherman’s friend leaves 41 million to the poor and no money to her son

The owner of Fisherman’s friend leaves 41 million to the poor and no money to her son
The owner of Fisherman’s friend leaves 41 million to the poor and no money to her son

She was responsible for the success of Fisherman’s Friend candies, which from a small family production became known and appreciated all over the world. Doreen Lofthouse passed away in March at the age of 91, and months after her death there is still talk of her because of her inheritance: she has decided to leave her 41 million fortune to the poor. Not a single euro went to his son, who nevertheless remains the head of the company.

The history of Fisherman’s Friend dates back to the late nineteenth century, in a small town in the north-west of England, Fleetwood. Pharmacist James Lofthouse created the famous candies to relieve the constant sore throats of the seamen of the town. 15-year-old Doreen first married a member of the Lofthouse family, then another in a second marriage. With him he changed the history of candy, turning it into a global business. Their very shape is inspired by the buttons of one of her dresses.

Doreen was widowed in 2018 and in her will she also thanked the servants, secretaries and gardeners, to whom she left a total of £ 300,000. Her jewels went to her daughter-in-law, the wife of the only child who still has the reins of the company. The people of Fleetwood celebrate it. The referent from the citizen to the BBC declared: “An incredible woman, who left the community an enormous amount of money. We are grateful for his generosity ”.

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