Cornwall Live Article – Memory of loving Penzance family man

Memory of loving Penzance family man, Ronnie Richards, still saving hundreds of Cornish lives today

Paul Williams, founder of the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity, with Sharon Sandercock from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group.

Paul Williams, founder of the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity, with Sharon Sandercock from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group.

The memory of a devoted family man from Penzance is still saving lives today in west Cornwall.

The Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity (RRMC) was founded by Paul Williams in memory of his brother-in-law, who died after a sudden cardiac arrest in 2008.

Born in Penzance, Mr Richards was a keen sportsman who enjoyed tennis and cycling, but it was while playing his favourite game, five-a-side football, with his son and work colleagues that the 55-year-old collapsed and died of an undetected heart problem at Penzance Leisure Centre.

A year later Mr Richards’ family and friends organised the first in a series of hugely successful charity tournaments in his memory, which in turn led to the formation of the RRMC.

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