Ben Stokes decided to take part in a Marathon & make a contribution to Britain’s National Health Service. He decided to run half marathon for one hour and 39 minutes and raise funds to be donated to the NHS Charities Together & National Children’s Cricket Charity Chance to Shine.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has run his first half marathon to raise money for Britain’s National Health Service. World Cup Winner Ben Stokes completed his run in one hour & 39 minutes and will donate the money collected to NHS Charities Together and National Children’s Cricket Charity Chance to shine amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Ben Stokes, has completed the run in the North East of England near his home and appealed his fans to donate to a fundraising page set up by three cricketers who ran full Marathons in their back garden to support Britain’s National Health Service.
After completing the run in a video posted on his social media channels, the 28-year-old Stokes said, “That was so hard! Please donate if you can, it’s all for a great cause: The NHS Charities Together & Chance to Shine”.
Chief Executive at Chance to Shine, Laura Cordingley, said “It’s very humble and great on part of Ben to see our efforts and take the decision to support our fundraising initiative. I am sure he could have raised a huge amount of money on the basis of his own name but to go and help in their fundraising page is a truly lovely gesture”.