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Soldiers to run marathons wearing cricket kit to raise money for the NHS

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

A trio of cricket-loving soldiers are set to each run a marathon in their back gardens this Saturday to raise money for the NHS and Chance to Shine.

Charlie Newman, Rob Cross and Rob Treasure will each attempt to run a marathon in their respective gardens wearing full cricket whites and batting gloves with a bat in hand. They will complete their marathons by running between two sets of cricket stumps 2,387 times and hope to raise over £2,000 for the NHS and Chance to Shine.

“We’ve been inspired by the tireless work that front-line medical staff and key workers are currently doing,” said Cross. “We know it’s a difficult time for lots of people at the moment, so any bit of joy, support or  entertainment we can bring to people through this challenge would I’m sure be well received.”

Their combined effort is set to be live-streamed on their Facebook page, Garden Mara. “It won’t be the most exciting viewing,” says Treasure. “But if it brings a smile or two and some valuable funds to two fantastic causes then it will be worth it.”

You can donate to their fundraiser here.




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