THREE cricketers are going to walk from Lords cricket ground in London to Chipping Sodbury cricket club to raise money for their youth sides and a local foodbank.

Fergal Cummings, head of youth cricket Jim Kendall and club captain Jamie Rendell will set off from the London Cricket ground on August 2 and hope to complete the 120 miles walk over the course of five days.

The club have so far raised £1,375 of their £5,000 fundraising target. Funds will be split between Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club development and the Trussell Trust food Bank in Yate.

Jim said: “The local area of Chipping Sodbury is continuing to grow in population and it is essential that the cricket club can also grow.

“We want to be able to offer the game of cricket to all the aspiring children who want to play.

“The sport is a great way to meet new friends, grow in confidence, keep fit and also maintain mental wellbeing.”

The club has over 100 members including juniors, ladies and senior men’s teams.

Jim, who has previously done trekked across the Sahara Desert, South West Coastal Path and the three peaks for charity said this will be a challenge but he is looking forward to arriving back on the Friday - to the club’s annual charity match.

He added: “We will make it back just in time for the Annual Jim Kendall Senior Memorial Charity match, which we hope will be well supported.

“We understand the last 18 months have been hard and as a club we want to support our community.”

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