Ben Stokes urged followers to donate to a fundraising web page arrange by three beginner cricketers. © AFP
England all rounder Ben Stokes has run his first half marathon to boost cash for Britain’s Nationwide Well being Service. World Cup winner Stokes accomplished the run in a single hour and 39 minutes and can donate the cash raised to NHS Charities Collectively and nationwide youngsters’s cricket charity Probability to Shine amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Stokes, who accomplished the run close to his dwelling within the North-East of England, urged followers to donate to a fundraising web page arrange by three beginner cricketers who ran full marathons of their again backyard.
After finishing the run, in a video posted on his social media channels, the 28-year-old Stokes stated: “That was so onerous! Please donate should you can, it is all for an amazing trigger: the NHS Charities Collectively and Probability to Shine.”
Laura Cordingley, chief govt at Probability to Shine, stated “For Ben to see their efforts and determine to help them is de facto superb.
“I am certain he may have raised an enormous quantity in his personal identify however to get behind their fundraising web page is a extremely superb gesture.”