Ever since her mum was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, singer, Alexander Burke, the star of the musical Sister Act, has offered us tremendous backing. The producer of the gala night of the London premiere,
Jamie Wilson, donated the £23,000 proceeds to Diabetes UK to honour the X factor singer. Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford is another friend to the charity discussing on This Morning how he and wife Angie dealt with helping son Harry who was diagnosed with Type 1 and has grown up to be a successful music producer.
Melanie C, whose brother racing driver Paul O’ Neill was diagnosed as Type 1 in 2003, has given us backing since then including co-judging the Kop Idol contest, speaking out for the children's 4T’s campaign and speaking out around myths and misconceptions around diabetes.
Folk singer Cara Dillon, who manages her Type 1 diabetes while touring and raising three children, is another supporter. X Factor runner-up turned West End star Amelia Lily has backed our work over the past five years and ‘80s singer Mari Wilson also supports us, recently giving her winnings from an edition of Pointless Celebrities.
Gospel singer Annastasia Baker, whose daughter Nevaeh is Type 1, gave us a donation of ticket proceeds from her sold-out London Shepherds Bush Empire show and played a set at our Inspire Awards.