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Cricketing colts to follow in Botham's footsteps

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09 Jun 2010

Young cricketers will be putting people through their paces before they join cricket legend Sir Ian Botham on his special anniversary walk to beat childhood leukaemia.   

The Colts sides include Lancashire Lightning, Warwickshire Bears, Worcestershire Royals, Gloucestershire Gladiators, Hampshire Royals, Surrey Lions, Berkshire colts, Buckinghamshire colts, Essex Eagles and Middlesex Panthers. Each team will get everyone ready to keep up with the famously quick all-rounder by challenging them to a game of cricket before each day of Beefy’s walk. 

The talented young cricketers aged 12 or under, will play a 15 over soft ball game against a team made up of members of the public and, possibly, some famous faces! 

The light-hearted warm-up will take place an hour before people join Beefy for the final four miles of the days walk to raise vital funds for blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.   

Beefy’s will begin outside of the Marks & Spencer store in each town. He will walk 10 miles through the city before arriving at a local park, where he will rendezvous with the Colts and people who will join him in exchange for fundraising. 

Sir Ian says: "It is fantastic that England’s Barmy Army Colts are joining me in the fight against childhood leukaemia. I need you to start fundraising and do everything you can because the more money we raise the more lives we can save.

"Join me on my walk and together we can make sure every child survives this terrible disease."

If you would like to join Sir Ian on one of his walks please visit www.beefy25.com, email beefy25@beatbloodcancers.org or call 020 7685 5143. Alternatively you can donate on Sir Ian’s JustGiving page