Throughout his career John has amassed an insurmountable amount of work fundraising and donating his time and services for nearly every charitable organisation in Tasmania. This resulted in in him being recognised as a finalist in the 2015 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Awards.

In the past year John has worked for. Cancer Council Tas, Muscular Dystrophy, Variety Children’s Charity, Ride for Eddie. Bat for Boobs, Speak Up Stay Chatty, Red Cross, Salvation Army.