Capturing cricket legend Ian Botham on the fundraising trail

Ian Botham

PICTURED above, England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham, now Lord Botham, walking through Devon on his second 874-mile marathon for the Leukaemia Research Fund, from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

He is pictured with helpers joining in former world boxing champion Barry McGuigan (left) and Tiverton FC manager Martyn Rogers.

At the finish he paid tribute to his support team, saying: “We all helped each other, it is a great moment.”

This was the cricket legend’s second end-to-end walk for the charity and his last.

He promised to continue his support for the fight against leukaemia, saying future events would be “bizarre”.

The first John O’Groats to Land’s End trek, in 1985, raised £1.1million.

Botham hoped that his latest trek would bring in about the same amount and he had been walking the equivalent of a marathon a day since he left the northern tip of Scotland.

Woodmead Halls

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