- Well when I was first asked if I wanted to put my name forward my instant reaction was a firm “hell no!” But then I thought about the cause , the great people of Hospice and all the people they care for who I am sure if they had the choice would have said no to being in that situation as well .
- Then I thought about those before me and the courageous efforts to ditch the chinos or the basketball singlet and don a leotard for the evening.
- So that all said here I am:
- I am Ben Douglas, resident of this amazing part of the world for 17 years, a Charted Accountant and founding owner of local accounting and advisory business Johnston Associates as well as the Sprig & Fern in Tahuna.
- I am chairperson of the Nelson Giants and a self-confessed sports fanatic.
- I am excited for this challenge, going on the journey with some other great Nelsonians and having a lot of fun along the way. And I am already feeling sorry for my dance partner who has the unenviable task of teaching my left foot to follow the right.