Ric’s life fulfilled but no slowing down

AT SCHOOL: Mansfield’s Ric Pollard at the KIDTEA school she helped to build in Cambodia.

RIC Pollard has lived a life she can be proud of.

Well travelled, with sojourns to India, Europe and Asia, years spent in fast paced Melbourne, the mother of two kind young men, the heart of a charming country home and the wife of a beloved husband – there is not many things that Ric still has to cross off her bucket list.

Despite earning the right to slow down as she enters the second stage of her life, Ric has no such intentions and instead has thrown herself, heart first, into the task of changing the lives of children in Cambodia.

It all started back in 2006, when Ric and her husband travelled to Vietnam.

“Both the kids had left home – I was empty nesting,” Ric said.

“We were headed to Vietnam but got flooded out, so we flew over to Cambodia to see the temples.

“We went over as tourists but I fell in love with the people – so I went back as a volunteer in a village helping teach teachers English.”

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