Bercow will join hundreds of Stonewall supporters on the tenth annual Brighton Equality Walk on Bank Holiday Sunday 5 May. The 10k Walk raises funds for Stonewall’s Education for All programme, which helps schools tackle homophobia so they’re safe and supportive for children from all families.
John has a long history of supporting gay equality and Stonewall. Along with wife Sally he raised over £1,300 by completing the Walk in 2012, and cut the starting ribbon while describing Stonewall as ‘one of the most successful campaigning organisations in British political history’. They also attended Stonewall’s 2012 Equality Dinner, which raised nearly £400,000 for anti-homophobia work. John has set up a JustGiving page for people who wish to support him, at www.justgiving.com/johnbercow
John will join celebrity host Zoe Lyons at the Equality Walk’s starting line. Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark and X-Factor favourite Lucy Spraggan have also lent their support to the event, which attracted over 570 Walkers in 2012. Hundreds of people have already registered for this year’s Walk, which is supported by American Express and media partners g3, Out in the City and Out News.
Stonewall Deputy Chief Executive Laura Doughty said: ‘We’re delighted that John is able to join us again for our tenth Brighton Equality Walk. It’s an incredibly important event for Stonewall and our supporters, helping raise money that really does make life much better for gay young people.’
To find out more and register for the Brighton Equality Walk call 020 7593 1875 or go to www.equalitywalk.org.uk.