11Jonathan lives in Warrington and having previously worked in politics and journalism, began his career in fundraising in 2013, working for the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, initially as a fundraising apprentice, before becoming permanent and overseeing all of the Foundation’s fundraising. In recognition of his success, in 2015 he made the top three shortlist for Warrington Business Awards Apprentice of the Year.
After leaving the Foundation in 2017, Jonathan now specialises in face-to-face fundraising for hospices and national causes, through visiting homes and venues.
Outside of Jonathan’s employment, he is an Everton FC season ticket holder, runs a small business and serves as a trustee of the Dyspraxia Foundation, a disability charity that works to enable people with dyspraxia to reach their full potential in life. As someone with dyspraxia, Jonathan does all he can to raise awareness of this poorly-understood condition, and in 2015, he appeared in an award-winning episode of Channel 4 series ‘Embarrassing Bodies – Live from the Clinic’. In 2016, he was nominated for the National Diversity Awards Positive Role Model for Disability.