John - Website & Digital Development Manager

Website & Digital Development Manager, John

John Ward
Website & Digital Development Manager

john.ward@makeawish.org.uk
0118 304 2722

About Me

Hi, I'm John and I'm originally from Sheffield although, after spending the last 15 years in London, I've recently moved to the Hampshire countryside with my wife and our rescue cat, Toots.

I graduated with a Degree in Recreation & Tourism Management from Sheffield Hallam University and was lucky enough to spend the following 20 years indulging my passion for snowboarding by working in the winter sports industry.

In 2018 I took a huge leap of faith and changed careers to accept a role at Make-A-Wish and it's the most rewarding decision I've ever made. Seeing the difference our supporters make to the lives of wish children and their families every day is truly humbling.

My role at Make-A-Wish

Our website is an important information resource for lots of people involved with Make-A-Wish, including wish families, supporters, fundraisers, volunteers and corporate partners. It's my job to make sure its kept up to date with all the information you need to help us achieve our mission to continue granting life-changing wishes.

What would my wish be?

If time and money was no object, my wish would be to drive across America, from New York to San Francisco in a classic VW camper.

"If we can bring some joy and respite to a child and their family, even for a short time, it makes everything we do worthwhile."