Bob Woodward

Bob was instrumental in setting up the Spencer Dayman meningitis research laboratories in Bristol

Dr Bob Woodward OBE

Patrons and ambassador

Bob founded the Charity CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood) which later went on to became CLIC Sargent after his beloved son, Robert, died from cancer aged 11 in 1977.

The charity has been instrumental in dramatically improving cancer survival rates in children over the past four decades and supporting families in their battle against cancer.

At 65 years old, and taking on a presidential role with CLIC, Bob started his second 'journey' in 1998 when he took up the role of Chief Executive to The Starfish Trust, a charity funding the care and support of children suffering life threatening illnesses and disabilities. He was instrumental in setting up the Spencer Dayman Laboratories in Bristol, advancing research in to the development meningitis vaccines, saving many lives. 

He received a Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and was honoured with an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014.