We were saddened to learn of the death of a great friend of Hanley Castle this week. Clive Richards OBE and MBE, founder of the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity, passed away suddenly on Sunday 18th April.
Clive visited the school on many occasions, and his charity provided significant funding towards our magnificent sixth form centre and our new PE classroom and office. He met with many staff, but also with many students, including our head boys and girls who hosted him on a number of occasions.
Clive was involved in everything the school did, and took a particular interest in the success and achievements of our students. He was a generous and selfless philanthropist who was determined to ensure that the wealth he had accumulated during his long career in business was shared with schools, hospices, hospitals and other organisations in order to benefit as many people as possible.
We will remember him as a kind, thoughtful and benevolent friend who charmed all those who met him.
Clive is survived by his wife Sylvia. Our thoughts are with Sylvia and all her family at this very difficult time.