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Wild Thang are incredibly proud to have supported and sponsored this incredible event by providing all design and branded marketing collateral required for the John Haynes foundation and gala dinner. The John Haynes Tribute dinner and legacy foundation launch took place at the Liverpool Hilton Hotel on the 18th of September.


Hosted by Roger Jonas with speeches by Everton FC CEO. Denise Barrett Baxendale and Liverpool Metro Mayor Steven Rotheram, with a special menu created by Paul Askew and the Hilton team.The evening raised over £30,000 which will see funds officially establish the foundation for the longer term and develop the programs that will help others to be the best versions of themselves and truly ‘Fly With The Eagles’.

It was a truly spectacular night and very special moment for the Wild Thang team to celebrate the life of a friend and master mentor coach John Haynes but also maybe more importantly his legacy. Before his passing for nearly a decade John had become an integral part of our company family helping Wild Thang and all our employees better themselves on a personal and professional level.

Andrew Dwerryhouse Wild Thang MD commented:

“John Haynes was a true mentor and friend to both me and the rest of the Wild Thang team for many years and made a huge difference in the team and companies culture. John was a very special individual and wanted to make a difference in the lives of whoever he met. Whatever the subject or session about leadership or resilience you would come out it feeling 100% more positive and wanting to take on the world.

This is why it felt so important and right to help and support both the formation of the John Haynes Foundation by becoming a trustee, but in a wider way by making sure Wild Thang as a company supported the foundation from a branding and marketing perspective, our team of directors felt this was only right to give back a little piece of what John has given us. From the outset we offered Wild Thangs support to provide all the collateral for the foundation and gala dinner which we are proud of delivering.

At each stage we gained approval throughout the design process from John’s partner Linda, the family and the rest of the trustees, we think we have achieved something genuinely world class from design to production, hopefully the photographs of the evening tell the story of a spectacular and successful night that surpassed everyone’s expectations.

A huge thank you from Linda and family, patrons and trustees to everyone who attended, donated and supported the John Haynes Foundation launch, you truly are all eagles. John is gone but never forgotten, his legacy will live on with its aim of inspiring and helping 1 million people to have the resilience and belief to ‘Fly With The Eagles’.