Other Interests

As well as being active in several Masonic Orders, my interests extend to supporting a variety of Charities and other Good Causes, including:

Sported

Sported is a UK-wide charity that supports community sport clubs and youth groups across the UK that deliver Sport for Development. These amazing groups use the power of sport to tackle the root causes of some society’s biggest problems – crime, anti-social behaviour and obesity, to name but a few. More than that, they are giving disadvantaged young people the opportunities, confidence and support to overcome their personal hurdles and succeed in life.

Sported supports the inspirational local heroes and heroines that run these organisations by providing free business and financial support so that they can become bigger, more sustainable and more effective.The charity’s network of volunteer business mentors works with its members on a one-to-one basis, providing expert consultancy on business issues ranging from financial planning and fundraising to marketing and governance.

To prove the social and economic importance of Sport for Development in the UK, Sported developed Sportworks. This shared measurement tool helps organisations quantify, in monetary terms, the impact and associated cost savings of their Sport for Development activities. For more information about Sported, please visit http://www.sported.org.uk.

Lifelites

Lifelites was set up in 1999 as a Freemasons’ Millennium Project along with support from the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, who came together with the idea of providing computers for children in hospices.

Children in hospices suffer from a range of conditions, illnesses and disabilities. Many are life limiting, and all are life threatening. Lifelites gives these children opportunities they may not otherwise have, by providing magical equipment which enables them to control aspects of their lives, communicate and be creative.