Richard C Field – Patron
Mayor of Wandsworth 2016-17
Councillor for Nightingale Ward
The young Full Circle inpatients staying at St George’s Hospital will never forget the mayor’s visit to the paediatric ward on Christmas Day 2016. It was not his first visit, either. Richard had already been to visit three months previously, when he talked to the children and other Full Circle ambassadors, showed them his mayoral chain and heard about the difference the charity’s work was making a difference to their stays.
Richard’s strong support of Full Circle and his compassion for our beneficiaries should come as no surprise. Alongside his varied marketing and commercial career, he has fundraised for children’s charities, initiated the creation of a non-profit organisation to assist paraplegic individuals, and – during a 10-year stint working for England RFU and others in the rugby union world – prompted the setting-up of an award-winning national youth development programme for sport in schools and clubs throughout England.
In 2000, as a school governor, Richard also set up led a School Educational mentoring scheme initiative in Tower Hamlets that is still being of service today. And as a former mentor to the Prince’s Trust, he was the brains behind the development of a successful sponsored competition, ‘Wandsworth Heritage Awards for Schools’, inspiring our schoolchildren to explore the borough’s rich history and win £1,000 for their school.
As Patron of Full Circle Fund Therapies, Richard has provided enormous support to the charity and our beneficiaries, enabling us to build on our achievements to look towards an exciting future.