“Peter Cruddas, the City’s richest man with a fortune in excess of £1bn, is to donate £100m to charity through his newly established charitable foundation.
“I left school at 15, as I was kicked out to earn some money. I
came from a council estate, my father was an alcoholic, my mum
survived the Blitz. It was really difficult that upbringing.
“From the age of 11 to 14, I was a member of the Boy Scouts,
and I used to go camping and that got me out of the inner-city
environment. If it wasn’t for that, I honestly believe I would
not be as successful as I am today.” ….”