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Cricket: Arfan Akram targets huge run haul for Wanstead in charity fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 May 2016

Wanstead's Arfan Akram is hoping to get among the runs and raise money for Cancer Research UK (pic:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Wanstead's Arfan Akram is hoping to get among the runs and raise money for Cancer Research UK (pic:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Batsman launches challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Arfan Akram has an extra incentive to get among the runs for Wanstead this year as he raises funds for Cancer Research UK.

The batsman wants people to generously donate for each run he scores in the Essex Premier Divsion, League Cup and T20 this year for the Herons and everything raised will be given to charity,

Donations can be as little as a penny or two pennies per run and can be capped, for example if you were to sponsor 2p per run with a cap of £15, you would pay no more once Akram reaches 750 runs.

As a guide, the batsman scored 686 runs last year, 937 the season before that and 943 in 2013.

Each person who sponsors Akram will be entered into a raffle, with prizes still to be confirmed.

“During Wanstead’s 150th anniversary year, we will be remembering so many amazing members that we have lost over the years. Sadly, we lost far too many through the vile cancer disease, especially in recent years,” said Akram.

“So we never forget those incredible members who have lost their lives to cancer I want to support my friend Scotty Emmons, who will be doing 40 Marathons in 40 Days this summer, one of the charities he is supporting is Cancer Research UK.”


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