John is a patron for The J’s, after having an extensive career in banking.
He said, “From 2000, I led the Bank’s charity campaign raising over £5m. One year we chose to help hospices, and I became impressed by the amazing work they do. Jonathan Whiffin, whose life led to the creation of The J’s, was a pupil at the school where my wife Yvonne taught and everyone has been inspired by the determination and commitment of his mother Denise. The J’s Hospice caters for a distinct cohort of young people whose needs are not addressed elsewhere. I am very proud to be a patron.”