David Richmond (1938–2012) was a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University from 1967 until his retirement in 1997. He is fondly remembered by the students he taught as being extremely warm and always having the time to help them with their problems, whether they were work-related or more personal in nature.
A much-loved man, David's funeral was attended by hundreds of friends and family. Tributes were left by those involved in his varied passions, including local cinema and Notts County. Many alumni have left tributes in memory of David.
As a long-established donor to the University, human capital was not the only legacy that David left. The donations he left to the University were used for the benefit of students, and we invite you to do the same in David's honour.
How Donations Will Be Used
David cared about the students he taught, and it is right that his memorial fund reflects this. In the first instance, the fund will enable the University to award a series of scholarships, designed to help underprivileged students have the best start they can at Nottingham Trent University.
The David Richmond Memorial Scholarship awards £1,000 for the first year of study only for students who are studying within the areas of building construction management and surveying. The Student Support Services team within the University will identify those students who have minimal household income to determine financial eligibility. Part of the award may also be used to set up an on-going student prize in David's name.
The video inset is from a scholarship student from another subject area who benefited from a similar £1,000 award. We look forward to reporting the success of the David Richmond Memorial Fund in the years to come.
You can help by:
- Making a Personal Donation - You can make a personal donation to the David Richmond Memorial Fund by setting up a direct debit or making a single donation. Make a donation online now, or download a donation form. If you have any questions about making a personal donation (including the tax implications) then please email Stephen Knott, Alumni and Community Giving Officer.
- Making a Corporate Donation - You might be in a position where you have a level of influence over the philanthropic giving made by your company. If you are, please get in touch as we would love to talk to you about what supporting the David Richmond Memorial Fund might mean for your company and how we can work together. If you have any questions about making a corporate donation, please email Tim Cobb, Head of Development and Alumni Relations.
- Leaving a gift in your Will - Like David, you might wish to make provision for the University in your Will. Gifts made in this way can have a lasting impact upon students here, enabling them to grow to their potential and have a transformative effect on the world around them. If you would like to discuss leaving a legacy then please contact Tim Cobb, Head of Development and Alumni Relations, or start by reading our guidelines to leaving a legacy.
- Telling your Friends - We have contacted all alumni we believe may have had the pleasure of being taught by David but we are aware that we aren’t in contact with all of our graduates, and the earlier you graduated the less likely we are to be in contact with all of your classmates. Keeping in touch with our alumni is important to us for many reasons, including the fact that you are the best ambassadors that the University has. To help your friends update their details, please send them this link - www.ntualumni.org.uk/update. They can then update their details to ensure that they receive the latest news from us, and they will also be able to give online to the David Richmond Memorial Fund.
If you have any further questions about the David Richmond Memorial Fund or the work of the Development and Alumni Relations Office please contact Stephen Knott, Alumni and Community Giving Officer via email or call +44 (0)115 848 8807.
Throughout life you meet many people, some of which help shape and influence your life. David was one of these people. His contribution to me, was bigger and longer lasting than almost anyone else I've ever met! His commitment, enthusiasm, energy and passion for everything he did was truly inspiring. Much of the advice he gave me, combined with his wisdom will remain with me forever.
James Adderley (BSc Hons Estate Surveying 1995)