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Inspirational amputee going the distance for Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

Former Warwickshire man and amputee Andy Moles is to take on Moler’s Marathon, challenging himself to walk 26.2 miles in just six days in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

The 61-year-old is to begin walking from Worcestershire’s home ground New Road on Sunday 19 June, finishing at his former home ground Edgbaston on Friday 24th. Moles is aiming to deliver the match ball for Birmingham Bears’ Vitality Blast fixture against Worcestershire Rapids, which will be shown live on Sky Sports.

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Moles, who has spent a lifetime in cricket having also coached New Zealand, Afghanistan and Scotland after he retired from playing, will be joined by a number of famous faces and former teammates throughout the duration of his extraordinary fundraising effort.

The walk will stop off at a number of local cricket clubs on the path from New Road to Edgbaston, with fundraising for the Trust taking place throughout.

The players’ charity offered Moles support when he was forced to undergo an amputation of the left leg in April 2020, funding a new prosthetic limb for the man who finished his career with 20,038 professional runs to his name.

“I embark on this walk to raise funds for the Trust who do wonderful work supporting current and former cricketers who fall upon challenging times, as I have seen for myself first hand.”

Moles had completed a 5km walk in 45-degree heat near his Dubai home, which led to an infected blister and ultimately resulted in the need for his life-changing operation.

In May 2020, only three months after his amputation, Moles completed the #Molers10for10 challenge, covering 10km over the course of one month and raising over £12,500 for the Trust in the process.

Moles is relishing another fundraising challenge on behalf of the Trust: “Moler’s Marathon is nearly upon us, and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of walking from New Road to my former home ground at Edgbaston between 19-24 June.

“After having my left leg amputated below the knee, I covered 10km for the Trust as I learned to walk again, but this is a far bigger challenge and one that I am relishing.

“I embark on this walk to raise funds for the Trust who do wonderful work supporting current and former cricketers who fall upon challenging times, as I have seen for myself first hand.”

Professional Cricketers’ Trust President David Graveney praised the ‘inspirational’ Moles: “What Andy has achieved on behalf of the Trust during the last two years has been nothing short of inspirational, and we are indebted to him for choosing to support us once again through Moler’s Marathon.

“It promises to be a brilliant six days of fundraising on behalf of our charity, which will help us to continue offering comprehensive support and guidance to individuals like Andy. I would urge anyone and everyone associated with the cricket family to join us en route and show their support in late June.”

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Get involved with Moler’s Marathon by joining Andy between 19 – 24 June – you can follow @CricketersTrust on Twitter to keep up-to-date with route details.

Visit our dedicated JustGiving page to support Andy’s efforts by donating to the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

Find out more about Andy’s story and the #Molers10for10 challenge which he completed in July 2020.

More information on the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

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