Growing up in an area of poverty in East London I experienced the power and life benefits that could be gained from participating in sports.
Sport continues to be a big part of my life, and now as a cancer sufferer I want to make a more meaningful contribution to the future of our young people.
That's why I am walking the Grand Traverse des Alps (GR5) from Lake Genève to Nice - 400 miles and a climb 3.6 time the size of Everest - gulp!
I'm doing this to raise as much money as I can to provide children with the opportunity to participate in sports so that they can learn about life, about being part of a team, about winning and losing.
Youth Sport Trust equips educators and empowers young people with the vision of creating a future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits of play and sport. Sport gives young people a platform to have their voice heard and a place to feel they belong. We harness this extraordinary power to change young lives today and help them build a brighter tomorrow. The vital work the Trust does to help address this crisis would simply not be possible without our generous changemakers - so please support me.
Together we’re transforming lives through sport and play #TeamYST