This is JD. He is one of my favourite people in the world. And I’m not just saying this because he keeps me supplied with bacon sarnies at Hayfield. (It is a false rumour put about by Mr Flint that I prefer sausage). Last year at Hayfield he was wearing a T-shirt which declared “Anything is possible with the right attitude and a hammer.” He has an adventurous past which seems to have involved driving vehicles very fast on roads not fit for anything more than walking pace, and he has an accent which baffles antipodeans.
Later this month he is going to paddle a canoe along the Leeds and Liverpool canal in aid of Help for Heroes.
I know money is tight for everyone these days but if you are looking for a good cause to improve your karmic standing with the universe, do consider pledging a tenner.