John is a multi-talented musician who loves entertaining. He is well known in his local community for his fundraising. This time he is planning Chard’s Got Talent Show to find the next big act! Over the next few months John will be organising a number of Open Mic Nights at his local Rugby Club. He will be selecting the best talents to perform at the talent show that will be held at Chard Guildhall on June 2nd 2017.
"In mid-2013, my wife Rose was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, and although we launched an attack on this unwelcome intruder, two years later Rose died in May 2015.
Just 8 months after my younger Brother Martin died of Lung Cancer.
Before she died, my Rose told me not to mope about feeling sorry for myself. So, in picking myself up, I made a vow in her memory, to raise funds to eradicate cancer. It may not happen in my lifetime, but I'm going to do my best.
Then I saw online, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, and thought, this is the number 1 charity. My Rose guided me to it, bless her.
Since July of last year, I have been involved with others in raising nearly £30,000.
Roy was also a Yorkshireman like me, and what an all round entertainer he was, give me time and I might get close to his abilities..."