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Patrons

Mrs Sonia Woolven

Sonia was a Patron of St Richard’s Hospice from 2008. Sonia had spent 10 years on the faculty of Ohio State University then moved to New York City and was part of the management team for Atari, a Warner Brothers subsidiary.  In 1985 on returning to the UK she worked in the City for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.  

Sonia moved to the Cotswolds from London in 1997 and soon after became involved with the work of St Richard’s taking on the role of chairman of the Broadway Fundraising Group. Sonia, with her dedicated team of supporters, helped to raise significant sums for the hospice and later for the new hospice appeal. In 2000 Sonia was invited to join the Board of Governors, where she contributed to the strategy and governance of the hospice for eight years.  

When Sonia stepped down from the board she accepted the role of Patron and continued to organise and host fundraising events.

Sonia died in March 2022 and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.