RRMC Committee Members
The Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity (RRMC) is a growing team of people dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life for the disabled.
RRMC Chairman Elizabeth Williams, very close sister of Ronnie Richards.
Work history – Chemist Auxiliary/Medical Receptionist/Nursing Home Chef/Home Carer.
Charity Institutions supported – British Heart Foundation/Red Cross/Cancer Research (Race For Life)/Cornwall Downs Syndrome.
RRMC Vice Chairman/Secretary Paul Williams, husband of Elizabeth Williams and brother-in-law to Ronnie Richards.
Founder of the RRMC.
Education – Royal Hospital Boarding School (HRH Queen Patron)/Degree/Diploma/2 A-levels/7 O-levels.
Work history – Accountancy/Quantity Surveying/Texas Homecare DIY Manager/Estimator Builders Merchants.
Charity Institutions supported – British Heart Foundation/Cornwall Downs Syndrome/Cornwall Air Ambulance.
A serious accident in 1999 resulted in years of on going physical and psychological problems initially reported and expected deceased. Ronnie was a massive support in helping Paul through years of serious trauma – Doing nothing has never been an option for him.
RRMC Treasurer Al Williams, brother of Paul Williams.
Work history – British Army/Driver Furnishing Company.
Charity Institutions supported – British Heart Foundation/Cornwall Downs Syndrome.
RRMC Community CPR & AED Trainer and Cardiac Care & Counselling Officer Leon Hosking.
Hello! My name is Leon Hosking and I am the new Community Trainer for the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity.
I have a background working in social care, first aid, complementary health and counselling since 1994, with my present list of qualifications reflecting my varied working life to date:
I began working in social care in 1994 as a care assistant with a local nursing agency, and have over the years risen through the ranks so to speak, as I now hold the post of senior carer in a local care home.
I joined St. John Ambulance in 1995 with the Penzance Division, and between 2000 – 2002 was made Member in Charge of the Cadet Division.
I then left the Cadet Division to work as the Senior First Aider at Flambards for six years until 2008, during which time I was made the SWA Lay Trainer for the other AED operatives on site.
Since 1998 I have also practised in the complementary therapies as a Reiki Practioner in and around the Penzance area.
The past ten years have been taken up with pursuing my ambitions to train as a counsellor, finally gaining my BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies in July 2011. During this time I have worked for the Penhaligon Counselling Agency, SHARE (Youth Cornwall) and as a member of the counselling team at Penwith College. I have had specialist training with CRASAC (Cornwall rape and sexual abuse counselling), and in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and group work facilitation. I am also a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am presently studying for my PGCE (LLS) qualification at Penwith College which has allowed me to apply my teaching skills to the RRMC training programme where I am now Head of Department.
- BA (Hons) Degree Counselling Studies
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Therapy
- Diploma in Professional Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills
- DASH Risk Assessment Training
- Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in
- Adult Health and Social Care
- Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicines
- NVQ level 3 – Care
- First Aid at Work – 4 Day
- Paediatric First Aid – 2 day
- CPR and AED Training – 1 Day
- 7 Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSE)
RRMC Official Photographer, Les Hosking.
Work history – Engineer T F Hosking (Family Business)/Tractor Sales/Tractor Parts Manager.
Charity Institutions supported – Cornwall Air Ambulance/ShelterBox/Motor Neurone Disease.
Photography history – Father Arthur Hosking was a keen photographer which was a passion Les pursued from his teenage years in the early 60’s starting with a standard Kodak Brownie 44A and eventually now using his favourite camera the Canon.
RRMC Paul Williams asked Les, father of RRMC Community CPR & AED Trainer and Cardiac Care & Counselling Officer Leon Hosking, if he would join the charity as official photographer which we are proud to say he gladly accepted.
RRMC Fundraiser Mary Williams, mother of Al & Paul Williams.
Husband Albert Williams Royal Navy deceased – Decorated Buckingham Palace HMS Amethyst Yanktze Incident 1949 survivor.
Work history – Nurse/Nuns Aide/Nursing Home Auxiliary.
Charity Institutions supported – Many including British Heart Foundation/Cancer Research/Samaritans/Salvation Army/Arthritis Care Charity/Cornwall Air Ambulance/Cornwall Seaman’s Mission.
Mary has helped attending collections for various charities throughout her life now a stalwart for the RRMC despite her advancing 90 years badly handicapped confined to a wheelchair.
Web and Technical Team
RRMC Webmaster/Communications Officer – Micky Kidd
“My biggest interest in life is People, as that’s what life is all about”. Whatever we do, none of it happens without us, the people!
Charity Institutions supported – The Variety Club of Great Britain, National Coast Watch/Royal British Legion (Poppy Appeal)
Self employed since 2009 working from home as Professional Photographer, Web Master, Social Media Trainer with own websites and sub-contracting to Sitesell of Canada as their social media tech man training clients world-wide. Additionally serving local businesses/clients with a range of design and web services including business start-up/set-up with an introduction to social media management in business.
Previous experience as General Hotel Manager at The Marazion Hotel, Cutty Sark Free House and Cabin Restaurant, The Square, Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0AP
Previous experience as Front of House & Catering Facilities Manager at HMS Seahawk, RNAS Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall. Previous experience as Catering Facilities Manager and professional chef within the demanding environment of a British Navel Shorebase.
Previous experience of running own Photography/print & design shop/art gallery in premises in Penzance, Cornwall