Diabetes UK and Diabetes Jersey
Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 15, Jonny has since worked closely with Diabetes Jersey and Diabetes UK becoming a Patron of both the charities. His mother Collette Labey has raised over £40,000 for Diabetes Jersey and continues her support annually doing various events with Jonny to help fund both the research and the supplies that the charity pays for as it invests in coping with the condition.
Jonny worked closely with the BBC to incorporate a realistic storyline of diabetes into Eastenders as his character was also Type 1 Diabetic.
Jonny hopes to work with people who are in the juvenile stages of being diagnosed and has published articles in books such as, ‘100 things I wish I’d known about living with diabetes’ as well as doing interviews about living with the condition in Balance Magazine. He aims to overcome the stigma that the condition can limit what you can achieve and help spread the word of how to deal with the condition.
Jonny also works at various LGBTQ events helping to stamp out HATE CRIME and homophobic abuse. Having been at the centre of one of the biggest Homophobic attack storylines ever to be shown on national television since joining the cast he’s worked with charities such as Stonewall, hosting London Pride, GayTimes and Attitude magazine.