Dr Paul is a patron for The J’s, he was the minister at the Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford from 1993 to 2014 so knew Jonathan and his whole family well. Dr Paul has fundraised to support the J’s care, one way being dying his hair bright blue which raised over £6,000.
He said, “Jonathon was really too old for a children’s hospice – and too young for a ‘normal’ hospice. What was needed was a hospice for young adults. This was how I got involved in the movement which ultimately led to the foundation of The J’s Hospice and which led also to my becoming a patron of the J’s.”