I’m absolutely delighted to be a patron of Bowel Cancer UK and to be supporting their fundraising campaign Step up for 30.

It’s a cause very close to my heart as my dad Paul passed away in March after being diagnosed with bowel cancer four years ago.

Sport is obviously a huge part of my life and in these uncertain times exercise is a wonderful way to improve your mental and physical health.

It’s really simple to take part in Step up for 30, just get active each day throughout June and ask people to sponsor you.

There are lots of creative and easy ways you can get active throughout the month without any equipment or in and around your home.

Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer.

That’s more than 42,000 people every year.

But with the money raised through events like Step up for 30, Bowel Cancer UK can continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.

What are you waiting for?

Sign up today by visiting bowelcanceruk.org.uk/stepup for30.

Joe Gray

England and Harlequins rugby player