Dinton Cricket club raise over £3500 for Salisbury Hospice Charity

Dinton Cricket club raise over £3500 for Salisbury Hospice Charity

Published by Jack Deery at 5:57am 13th May 2020.

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As they were unable hold their annual charity match, the team decided to do something different to raise money.

So in their gardens, in full batting gear, between them they tried to walk/run the distance from Dinton Cricket Club to Lords in London, which is 103 miles

After completing the target in one day, Ben Coombes' managed to convince his teammates to do the return leg.

They ended up doing another 129 miles the following day.

They managed to raise £3,589.76 for the Salisbury Hospice Charity through the Just Giving page and collecting money outside people's homes. 

A special mention goes to Ben's Uncle Joe, who completed 10 miles, despite suffering from cancer for two years and having chemotherapy last Thursday (7th May).

3 year-old Henry Harwood also did his bit, by running three miles in total!

They said they chose the hospice because it's close to their hearts: 

"The club is supporting The Salisbury Hospice for a number of reasons. They have looked after club members and their families over the years. Also at this time, with some people being diagnosed later than they normally would due to lock down, the hospice needs our support now more then ever."

You can still visit and donate to the club's Just Giving page here - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runsforhospice.

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