Robert Richards

An Honoured Friend of St Vincent’s Hospital

Having survived the Nazi concentration camps in Germany, Richard Roberts had a profound interest in helping those in need and making the world a better place.

After being expectantly released from the camps at the age of 25, Richard managed to obtain a permit to leave Europe and boarded a flight to Australia. He was so grateful for the opportunities his new country had given him and gave back whenever he could.

Richard and his wife Helen had a long association with St Vincent’s. They donated regularly from the 1980s, supporting every main appeal and attending many events, before Richard sadly passed away at the ripe old age of 103!

But Richard didn’t let his passing stop him from giving! He left a generous bequest to St Vincent’s Hospital so that he could keep helping patients long after he was gone.

If you want to make a difference to the lives of others, like Richard did, please contact the Foundation on 1800 800 595 or email at

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