‘Runs for research’ launched as local cricketers urged to raise money for dementia/Alzheimer’s

A local cricketer has devised an innovative plan for club players to raise money for dementia/Alzheimer’s research.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 1:34 pm
There's been an appeal for local cricketers to help raise money for dementia/Alzheimers.

Long Sutton CC’s Jake Burton has launched ‘Runs for Research’ which involves club cricketers pledging donations for every run they score and/or every wicket they take.

Burton said: “I lost my grandad at the back end of 2020. He was a big cricketer and played a big part in persuading myself, my dad and my sister to play.

“He suffered with dementia/Alzheimer’s towards the end of his life and that got me thinking about doing something to fundraise for them.

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“I’m hoping players will pledge small amounts based on their performances in 2021, eg 5p a run, 20p a wicket. At the end of the season they will have accumulated a donation which is substantial but not too great.

“We’ve had a decent amount of sign-ups already.”