I was delighted to have been asked to joinLondon Titans FC, a gay friendly football team based in South West London for the annual London Gay Pride parade, which was host to this year’s World Pride.
Without getting myself lost in the politics of said occasion which I think has been highlighted enough by others; I realised that joining a sports organisation was fully relevant in todays murky climate of modern equality.
Last year I was asked to sign the Homophobia in Sport Charter at 10 Downing Street which I of course did, in the company of many of my personal sporting heroes.
As lots of you know... I'm running the Great North Run in September for the MS Society.
Fund raising is something most of us do, and we all have our personal reasons as to why we do various activities, helping different organisations.
I like raising money for service related charities, because of the obvious link with the military. I also like giving money to gay related organisations such as Stonewall and the Albert Kennedy Trust, again, for obvious reasons.
For many people, members of our family, who are unfortunate enough to suffer from certain conditions, play a large part in our choosing of organisations to help out.