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Brathwaite in charity fundraiser
3:32pm Friday 1st November 2013 in Sport
Hampshire cricketer Ruel Brathwaite has taken part in a 24-hour charity net session.
The former Durham bowler helped raise more than £2,000 for Headway, the brain tumour and brain injuries charity, by batting for the last hour against ten to 15 year-olds at Walhampton School, Lymington.
Hampshire age-group cricketers Cameron, 12, and Francesca Robertson, ten, organised the event after their grandma developed a brain tumour.
“We wanted to find a way of helping more people with this disease so we went on the internet and found Headway,” explained Cameron.
Francesca said: “We chose to play cricket to raise money because it’s different and we love the game.”
Ruel presented the children with goodie bags including tickets to England’s 2014 Test match against India at The Ageas Bowl.
He said: “It was a real privilege to take part. Cameron and Francesca, in particular, are an inspiration.”
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