Ben Stokes to run half marathon to raise funds for health workers battling Covid-19 pandemic
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Published: May 5, 2020 11:17:10 am

Ben Stokes, Ben Stokes to run half marathon, Ben Stokes covid 19 charity, Ben Stokes half marathon Half-marathon has at all times been one thing that I’ve thought of doing a however by no means actually obtained round to ever doing it,” Ben Stokes stated. (Source: Reuters)

England’s World Cup-winning all-rounder Ben Stokes will run his maiden half marathon on Tuesday to raise funds for a charity and hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a video message posted on Instagram, Stokes stated he was impressed by three males calling themselves the ‘Cricket Garden Marathon Team’, who ran full marathons in their very own backyards, to run and raise funds for Britain’s National Health Services (NHS) and the Chance to Shine basis.

“(A half marathon) is always been something that I’ve thought about doing a but never really got around to ever doing it,” Stokes stated. “Obviously we’ve been in lockdown so I thought what a great opportunity to go out and if I’m going to do it I might as well try and raise some funds,” he added.

Admitting that the furthest he has ever run is 8km, the 28-year-old hopes his effort will encourage folks to donate to the web page arrange by the Cricket Garden Marathon crew.

“I might be hopefully inspiring folks to make some donations in the direction of the Cricket Garden Marathon, I’m simply attempting to add some extra funds to what they’ve managed to do.

Stokes added that the Chance to Shine basis could be very shut to his coronary heart as it really works to present all kids the chance to play, study and develop via cricket.

“They are supporting NHS and are also supporting Chance to Shine which is obviously got a very close attachment to cricket, which is what I am.”

Cricketers have been doing their bit to assist the needy within the ongoing disaster.

India skipper Virat Kohli and former South African batsman AB De Villiers put their kits from the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) match towards Gujarat Lions on public sale to support the battle towards coronavirus.

England-wicketkeeper Jos Buttler raised 65,000 kilos by auctioning his World Cup remaining shirt.

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