Stokes runs half marathon to raise fund
To stand beside the needy people in this hard times, people from respective fields are coming forward. Athletes are giving their favorite memorabilia for auction and performing campaign to raise funds.
This time England all-rounder Ben Stokes has run his first half marathon to raise funds for Britain’s National Health Service.
World Cup winner of latest edition, Stokes completed the marathon in 1 hour and 39 minutes and will donate the whole money to NHS Charities Together and national children’s cricket charity chance to help the needy people amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Stokes completed the run near his residence in the North-East of England. He requested his fans to donate in the fundraising page set up by three amateur cricketers who ran full marathons in their respective back garden.
After completing the marathon, in a video posted on his social media channel, Stokes said:
“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 executive at Chance to Shine, said: “For Ben to see their efforts and decide to support them is really amazing. 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.”