My employer is very focused on giving back to the community but most of the initiatives don't really resonate with me. Maybe it's because getting involved is listed in our annual objectives rather than being voluntary.
The opportunity arose, however, to volunteer for this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and I jumped at the chance.
Ever since the kids were little we've always drummed into them the importance of respecting, remembering, and honouring the sacrifices of, our service personnel, no matter your personal views.
So, rather than just ticking a box to complete my objectives, I spent some time (along with a couple of hundred others) to sell some poppies and speak to a few of those making donations.
A very worthy cause.