Ben Stokes completes half marathon raising funds for the NHS and Chance to Shine
Ben Stokes completed his first ever half marathon in a time of 1 hour 39 minutes and 40 seconds today (Tuesday 5 May), raising funds for the NHS Charities Together and national children’s cricket charity Chance to Shine. Stokes, who completed the run near his home in the North-East, is urging the public to donate to a fundraising page set up by three men who ran full marathons in their back garden.
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
After completing the run, in a video posted on his social media channels, 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 “Congratulations to Ben on running a brilliant time and, even more importantly, helping to raise funds for the NHS and Chance to Shine. We’re absolutely delighted that he wanted to help out in these difficult times. Every pound will support the charity during this period and enable us to be in a good position to begin delivery of our programmes, once it is safe to do so.”
Donations can be made at bit.ly/gardenmara