About Me

Me with Vina

What I do

Social Entrepreneur
Hello, I'm Jonathan a mental health awareness advocate, fund raising guru, entrepreneur and dad. I'm the founder of several Social Causes, Hatch Patch, Group Hug App and a online social media profile called Yorkshire Dales Life covering Fund Raising for Yorkshire Cancer Research and Mental Health awareness.

A survivor of depression and anxiety and now a Mental Health awareness advocate, I love nothing more than raising awareness about Mental Health issues and helping people.

I created Yorkshire Dales Life specifically to address the fund raising campaign I started in February 2019. My target is to raise £3000 in 1 year by giving my hens eggs away in return for donations to Yorkshire Cancer Research, a charity close to my heart.

You can see what I do on my Instagram and Facebook page.

Fund Raising Guru

The Start of Hatch Patch
The concept is easy, give away my hens eggs in return for donations. You can visit, donate and collect eggs at my cottage in Leyburn, located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in the United Kingdom.

This is where the Hatch Patch story begins, its time to move this simple and unique concept into the cloud and allow anyone to Hatch It, Sell It and Patch It to a Good Cause, via an App – Hatch Patch, a Social Cause designed to Raise Money and Help small business.

This was the humble beginnings of Hatch Patch.

The Yorkshire Dales

Mental Health Help

The Start of Group Hug App
Through my social media profile Yorkshire Dales Life, I now share stories, advice and messages designed to help people suffering from any Mental Health issue.

Its perfectly ok, to be not ok.

Back in 2012 when my dad passed away from cancer, it was an awful time. I realised back then there was a need for a service to help people like me, struggling to come to terms with what I just witnessed and endured for 3 years.

This is why i founded Group Hug App, a Social Cause to put something good into the community. A Social concept, powered by volunteers and here to help people free your mind.

Can I Help You?

The Start of the Next Social App
I'm keen to hear from anyone who has a great idea which fits into an App based deployment.

It must be socially good, either by raising funds or helping people or anything that is good in life.

Do you have an idea?

Contact Me and lets see where it can go.


Prime Minister's Recognition

Point of Light Award - Presented by the Prime Minister
I received a Point of Light Award from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for my commitment to Volunteering and development of Group Hug