Mayor of Wandsworth – Charity of the Year
We are so thrilled that Cllr Richard Field, the new Mayor of Wandsworth, has made us his Charity of the Year 2021-22.
Cllr Richard Field announces small Wandsworth based charity Full Circle Fund Therapies to become his chosen Mayoral Charity of the Year 2021 – 22.
The young Full Circle patients staying at St George’s Hospital on Christmas Day 2016 will never forget the mayor’s visit to the paediatric ward. It was not his first visit, either. Cllr Richard Field had already been to visit three months previously, when he was mayor and talked to the children and other Full Circle ambassadors and heard about the difference the charity’s work was making to their lives.
Richard’s strong support of Full Circle and his compassion for its 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.
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 school children to explore the borough’s rich history and win £1,000 for their school. In 2000, as a school governor, Richard also set up and led a School Educational mentoring scheme initiative in Tower Hamlets that is still being of service today.
On 26th May 2021 Cllr Field became Mayor of Wandsworth for the second time and selected Full Circle Fund Therapies to be his Mayoral Charity of the Year for 2021-2022. Since Cllr Field was first introduced to Full Circle in 2016, to when he became its Patron and now, Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Field has provided enormous support to the charity and its beneficiaries, enabling it to build on its many achievements and look towards an exciting future ahead.