Meet the Team: Harry Johns

Published on:
30th May 2024
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Welcome to the third post in our blog series – meet the team! Gain an insight into the lives of the people who run, support or volunteer for Baggy Trousers UK.

In this edition we meet one of our trustees and latest recruit – Harry Johns.

1) Where were you born and where are you from now?

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, now in Maldon, Essex

2) What do you do for a job away from the charity?

Supply Chain Manager for Watkin Jones, a leading developer of build-to-rent homes and purpose built student accommodation across the UK.

3) How do you take your tea or coffee?

Tea, strong, 1 sugar & coffee, preferably an oat flat white.

4) Do you have experience of testicular cancer, either first hand or second hand?

Yes, first hand. Diagnosed 7th December 2021, surgery on the 21st December, chemo started February 2022, chemo finished April 2022. All clear in May 2022.

5) How often do you check your nuts?

Check my only one, once a week!

6) What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?

Royal Navy officer, nearly made it but was disqualified from the AIB.

7) What was the last book you read and the last film you watched?

Last book was Shogun by James Clavell. Last film was Moana.

8) If you could swap places with anyone for the day, who would it be and why?

The person that gets to test the tea at Yorkshire Tea. I drink around 8 cups per day, so would be a dream.

9) What is your favourite BTUK blog?

Ian’s, as he is one of the people within the organisation who I have not properly spoken to yet!

10) What is your favourite genres of music?


11) What’s the best place you have ever been to?

Most interesting was Mumbai, most attractive was Porto.

12) What do you hope to achieve with BTUK?

To help raise awareness through sharing the information at hand, using my story and those of my colleagues at BTUK.

13) Tell us something not many people would know about you!

I regret not sticking with French and German after GCSE, life would be much easier if I were fluent.

Join a team that makes a real difference to people’s lives!

Here at Baggy Trousers UK we are always looking for new ways to raise awareness and offer support. This includes welcoming volunteers and expanding on the team we already have. Over the coming weeks we will release a few more blogs in this series, revealing the names and faces behind our charity, and what they do for us.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee for BTUK then we are more than happy to have that conversation. What we do has a real impact on people’s lives, helping those impacted by testicular cancer and going through treatment. It is extremely rewarding and an incredibly important role to raise awareness, release the stigma, and save lives.

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