Richard Allardyce

Richard Allardyce

Servant fièrement : Sobeys Mississauga Office, ON

Poste : Senior Director HMR

Valeur fondamentale : Proudly Serve Our Communities

Richard’s spirit of giving back to the community comes from the heart. « Growing up, my sister had cancer, » says Richard, who spent a majority of his childhood with his family at Ronald McDonald House. When Richard and his team got the opportunity to cook a dinner at Ronald McDonald House, Richard took it one step further. Before the event, he organized a fundraiser with the intention of donating the money to several families. But at the dinner he met a family that reminded him of his own. « They had a daughter who had cancer like my sister’s and she had a brother back home in Newfoundland who they couldn’t afford to fly in, » says Richard. « They needed the money so I gave all of it to them. » The evening was emotional for Richard whose sister passed away just before her fifth birthday. « It was an honour to cook for the families, to see the happiness on their faces, » he says. « It was a phenomenal experience. »