From the archives: Charitable Richard Carr

Throughout Richard Carr’s 30 year career as an entrepreneur and businessman he has often provided his support to the local community.

Charitable Carr

Three archive pieces have been uploaded to the ‘press’ section of Richard’s website detailing three different occasions when he used his wealth to help his local community.

Richard has operated in the leisure, hospitality and property sectors throughout his working life and currently works as a commercial and residential development consultant for Jacob Carr Homes Ltd.

As a property developer he has experienced a lot of success in his local area; listed below are projects that Richard helped achieve planning for:

  • The Mariner Building in Poole
  • The Walkabout Buildings in Bournemouth
  • The Cadogan Hotel in Bournemouth
  • Hennings Wharf in Poole
  • Port St James in Poole
  • Dolphin Quay’s in Poole

Red Arrows thrill holiday crowds

Richard Carr Charitable Archive

Charitable Carr

Richard Carr used his money to pay for the Red Arrows to perform at the Bournemouth carnival. Thousands flocked to the seafront to watch the Red Arrows perform their famous formations.

A packed Bournemouth beach watched on as the nine scarlet and white Hawk jets made spectacular entrances and performed rolls, all made possible by the generosity of Richard.

Marc’s bowled over

Richard Carr, who at the time owned leisure complex Megabowl, made it possible for Marc Glendenning to fly out to Florida for vital speech therapy treatment.

Thanks to Richard’s donation, the two year-old was able to fly out to the Dolphin Research Centre in the USA. Marc’s father, Mike, said: “Richard Carr was great. He has really got an interest in Marc and wants to know all about him.”

Club tycoon is saviour of carnival

Linked to the earlier Red Arrows article, Richard donated £20,000 to enable Bournemouth’s traditional carnival to go ahead. It had been on the verge of being ditched after losses of £3,000 at the previous year’s event.

Richard offered to foot the entire week’s bill, but instead settled to pay for two of the most expensive items – the aforementioned Red Arrows display and the fireworks.

Richard Carr in the press

There are a number of articles relating to Richard’s previous business exploits available to read in the ‘press’ section of his website.