Sad news of the death of Cobalt Patron Clive Richards CBE KSG DL
19th April 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Clive Richards. Clive was Cobalt’s Patron and together with his wife Sylvia, a dedicated supporter of Cobalt.
Clive grew up in Birmingham and had a successful career in the City of London. He was a philanthropist and with his wife, Sylvia founded The Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity in 1987 of which he was Chairman. The focus of the Charity is to support education, healthcare, heritage, arts, religious institutions and overseas education and religious institutions. In 2000 Clive was awarded the OBE for Charity and in the New Year’s Honours List in 2020 was awarded a CBE.
The Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity first supported Cobalt in 2013 with a campaign to fund digital breast screening equipment for the Hereford County Hospital and went on to generously donate towards many research and diagnostic scanning projects, including the Institute of Translational Medicine Imaging Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. In recent years the Charity also generously supported lung cancer screening programmes in Manchester, Hull, Newcastle and Gateshead.
He will be missed by everyone lucky enough to know him.