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If you're wondering if you've found the the right Roy Richards, (there are quite a few apparently), here are a few clues.

I was born in St Bartholomew's Hospital, Whitechapel, London, on December 30th 1950, to my mum and dad; Iris and Leslie. I was brought up in Hackney, in the East-End of London, near Dalston, and just off Kingsland Rd.I attended De Beauvoir, Junior and Primary schools, and then graduated to Hackney Downs Grammar School (formerly the Grocers' Company School). I later studied at Tower Bridge College, City of London Polytechnic, Chelmsford College of Technology, The Red Lion, The Nag's Head, etc.

When I left home, I lived in a flat near Clapton Pond, Hackney, and then moved to Chadwell Heath, Essex. Since 1979, I've spent most of my life in the United Arab Emirates, with a short spell in Australia.

Some of you may know that in March 1999 I became ill, when I was diagnosed with Lymphoma (a form of cancer). A long period of treatment, culminating in a stem-cell transplant, has resulted in all my screening tests being clear. So now we've returned to our old life. The old life that we had before the devastating news of my illness, turned our world upside down.

As you can probably imagine, we're over the moon with the way things have turned out, and continue to try to live our lives to the fullest extent.

I hope to add information to this web-site which may be of some help to others in my position. In the meantime, I would be glad to hear from anyone who's life has been affected by Lymphoma, and would like to communicate with me by e-mail.

Roy Richards July 2006

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