John Bawden

Chair of Governors, 2007 to Present

John Bawden’s first connection with the hospice movement was back in the 1970s in his native Cornwall, when his mother was involved in the foundation of Mount Edgcombe hospice. His first next connection with St Richard’s was through his friends Rob and Jeannie Young when he moved to Worcester in the 1980s, and later through his wife Carol, who organised the Worcestershire Woman of the Year competition.

John took early retirement from a successful career in business, working first for the Milk Marketing Board and later for Cadbury Scwheppes. He was asked by Andrew Grant to join the St Richard’s Capital Appeal Committee and helped raise over £5 million needed for the new hospice. He later became a governor and on Jeannie Young’s retirement in 2007, he agreed to become Chair of Governors. In his interview, John talks about the Capital Appeal, the growth of the hospice, key people involved in its development and plans for the future.

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