Ben Stokes urged followers to donate to a fundraising web page arrange by three novice cricketers. © AFP
England all rounder Ben Stokes has run his first half marathon to lift cash for Britain’s National Health Service. World Cup winner Stokes accomplished the run in a single hour and 39 minutes and can donate the cash raised to NHS Charities Together and nationwide kids’s cricket charity Chance to Shine amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Stokes, who accomplished the run close to his residence within the North-East of England, urged followers to donate to a fundraising web page arrange by three novice 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 mentioned: “That was so hard! Please donate if you can, it’s all for a great cause: the NHS Charities Together and Chance to Shine.”
Laura Cordingley, chief government at Chance to Shine, mentioned “For Ben to see their efforts and resolve to assist them is de facto superb.
“I’m sure he could have raised a huge amount in his own name but to get behind their fundraising page is a really amazing gesture.”