John is especially keen to support charities that help young people. At present he is helping: 

The Merseyside Youth Association, that assists disadvantaged young people in Liverpool and the surrounding area.

The Moorlands Community Development Project. This is a small charity that does marvellous work with under privileged young in Brixton


Merseyside Youth Association - Noise Centre - JBS supports this charity aiding children in Nepal.

John also supports Raleigh International and The British Exploring Society

John also raises funds for The Scientific Exploration Society and the water charity Just a Drop  Both these bodies do excellent work worldwide.  He is also a keen supporter of the Scientific Exploration Society's Award Scheme that gives bursaries to encourage young explorers.

He also helps the Army Benevolent Fund – the Soldiers’ charity, and the'Not Forgotten' organisation whenever possible.

Assistance to any of these bodies would be most welcome.


John is a patron of Tall Ship Zebu CIC. The CIC’s short-term goal is to completely restore Zebu so that she can be used as a benchmark heritage educational museum and culture platform showcasing how traditional sailing vessels were built, sailed and how they were used as coastal trade vessels.

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