Get ready for Gay Sports Day

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Been practising your spacehopper steeplechase skills? Or perfecting your 50m mince?

This year’s Gay Sports Day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday August 29th in Vauxhall Spring Gardens, London.

Teams are being invited to register now for the activity-filled day, the proceeds of which will go to gay charity GMFA.

Matthew Hodson, head of programmes at GMFA, said: “Sports Day is all about fun, celebration and giving back to the community. We’re expecting regular teams from previous years as well as plenty of new faces, all competing for glory.

“So whether you want to show off your sporting prowess, your finest fancy dress, or just to cheer from the sidelines, we hope to see you there.”

There are three prizes – for the teams that win the most events, raise the most money or come in the best fancy dress.

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Last month, prime minister David Cameron mentioned the annual event, which has been running since the 1980s.

Writing for, he commented: “Sport is part of the DNA of this nation; I don’t just mean athletes and teams competing at an elite level, I also mean the events that bring communities together – whether it’s the egg and spoon race at your child’s school or Vauxhall’s gay sports day when you can witness competitive handbag throwing or literal drag racing.”

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