Only a smiley face away 🙂

My overriding memory of Jay is his smile; beaming from ear to ear, always with a twinkle in his eye. We first worked together nine years ago, as researchers at the BBC, and I was immediately struck by his warmth, sensitivity, curiosity and kindness.

Over the years we’d meet up for drinks – share enthusiasms and frustrations – and I’d always return home with a smile of my own, feeling better about the world.

Looking back, Jay was always the one who made sure we kept in touch, and I took it for granted that our next catch up was a text message with a smiley face away :):). His integrity, passion, commitment to his work and his friends will always be an inspiration.

Charlotte Sacher