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SON OF MURDER VICTIM GIVES INSPIRATIONAL TALK

3rd May 2018

The son of the first Yorkshire ripper victim gave an inspirational talk to students at City of Wolverhampton College this week.

Richard McCann, who was just five when his mum was murdered by Peter Sutcliffe, talked about his life in front of hundreds of young people at the Paget Road Campus on May 3.

Richard, whose life took a downward spiral following his mother’s death, recounted how his life developed from that point and how he was eventually able to use his experiences to create positive change, becoming a Sunday Times No1 Bestselling Author and one of the UK’s leading speakers.

Organiser Georgina Heeley said: “Richard gave a really inspirational and thought provoking talk, illustrating how trauma and tragedy can be turned into triumph with the right “can do” attitude.

“He encouraged students to think positively and believe in themselves and to see that challenges can be overcome.

“I hope that students will take his message away with them and be inspired to push themselves further when they consider their future career paths.”

The talk was organised by the Aspire to HE project – a partnership between the University of Wolverhampton, seven further education colleges and over forty secondary schools – to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged areas entering higher education.

SON OF MURDER VICTIM GIVES INSPIRATIONAL TALK
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