We were fortunate enough to hear from the well-travelled Mr Richard Phillipe, who told us a bit about his life and why he decided to invest in Gower Regeneration. Here’s what he had to say:
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Before I retired, I used to work in security. For the last ten years of my career I delivered radioactive isotopes.
I spend a lot of time in the garden and watch a lot of TV. I often visit the Heritage Centre and like to walk through the animal park. I sometimes go to the airport on Sunday mornings to watch the skydiving…I wouldn’t mind going on a flight over Gower! I like to stay healthy and I don’t drink or smoke. I like to travel and over the years I’m lucky enough to have visited about 80 countries.
What did you decide to invest in Gower Regeneration?
I believe in it. I’ve had hot water on my roof for 10 years so I don’t use gas for several months a year. I actually wanted solar PV of my own but I was told my roof wasn’t right for it. I also like belonging to something local.
I told an old farmer friend that solar had overtaken coal-fired power stations in how much they produce the other day… He said: ”Who told you that?” I told him I had heard it on the news, he said: “Don’t believe everything you hear” You can’t convince some people but there are lots of people who do understand that solar works.
“You can’t convince some people but there are lots of people who do understand that solar works.”