Re­mem­ber­ing Richard

Guests came to­gether to re­mem­ber Richard Pover, a young man who passed away from can­cer, and to raise money for a schol­ar­ship in his name Cheshire Life: Novem­ber 2018

Cheshire Life - - Chat - John Cocks

It was a lively evening filled with mem­o­ries as Richard’s mother Anne Pover or­gan­ised a char­ity ball in his hon­our at the Mac­don­ald Por­tal Ho­tel in Ta­por­ley.

Richard died in 2013 while com­plet­ing a de­gree in Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing at uni­ver­sity in Sh­effield.

The char­ity ball raised £8000 from an auc­tion and raf­fle, where guests were able to win a Land Rover driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, a week’s hol­i­day from Euro­camp and many other items which were do­nated by Ta­por­ley busi­nesses.

Pro­ceeds will go to the schol­ar­ship set up in Richard’s me­mory that spon­sors a stu­dent tak­ing the same course. This schol­ar­ship will be awarded to one high achieiv­ing stu­dent A-level stu­dent.

Guests en­joyed en­ter­tain­ment from the band Warn­ing Flower, made up of par­ents from Tar­porely High School as they danced into the evening.

And the fundrais­ing ef­forts won’t stop, Anne Pover says: ‘If we can spon­sor other stu­dents to go into the world and make their mark as me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neers just as Richard would have done then we feel we have done some­thing worth­while of which Richard would have ap­proved.’

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