Cricketer Ben Stokes has completed the first half marathon to raise funds for NHS
England World Cup-winning all-rounder Ben Stokes has set an unprecedented example in the fight against coronavirus. Finished the half marathon today Tuesday to raise money. That money will be donated to COVID-19 Relief and Hospital.
The 28-year-old all-rounder posted a video on his official Twitter account, saying, “It was very difficult! Please donate as much as you can, with all this in mind.
I’ve just completed a half marathon to help @GardenMara with their efforts of raising funds for @NHSCharities and @Chance2Shine if you can please donate 🌈🌈🌈 https://t.co/ZvRmXL6XWl pic.twitter.com/AK7wcIDSR0
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) May 5, 2020
The English all-rounder took part in the half marathon for the first time. Ben Stokes ran about 8 kilometers. The video has been posted on the Cricket Garden Marathon team page.
The COVID-19 situation in the UK has taken a terrible turn. So far, more than 30,000 people have died in this terrible epidemic. In such a situation, health care needs help. This initiative by Stokes is part of it.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has suspended all forms of cricket in the country till July 1. As a result, the players now have to stay at home.