Botham completes 25th cancer charity walk across UK

England cricketing legend Ian Botham has completed his 25th trek for blood cancer charity and vowed to start on another.

Botham marched through ten towns in ten days to mark the 25th anniversary of his famous John O’Groats to Land’s End fund raising effort for the charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

This year his walk started in Manchester and finished at London’s Hyde Park.

“I have no intention of giving up on the walks, if only to annoy those people who keep saying I”m retiring,” The Scotsman quoted Botham, as saying.

“This walk and all my others over the past 25 years are for children such as these two. I’ll keep battling on for this great cause for another 25 years,” he added.

When asked how it was compared to the 1985 walk, Botham said: “It has been easier. I have to tell you that I’m trained for this. I went on the wagon for eight weeks.”

The 54-year-old, who is the president of a research centre, has raised 12 million pounds for charity over the years. His total collection last year was over 500,000 pounds. (ANI)

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