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Beefy’s walk brings new health hopes to Sri Lankan children

Cricket legend, Sir Ian Botham (aka, Beefy) has been in his walking shoes, yet again to raise funds for Charity.

Beefy’s Big Sri Lanka Walk took him over 200 miles from the North of Sri Lanka to south of Colombo in the heat and humidity.

Sri Lanka has been devastated by 30 years of Civil War then in 2004 Tsunami hit the Sri Lankan Coast destroying everything in it’s path. Killing over 30,000 people and leaving over 100,000 homeless.

The walk raised money for both the Foundation of Goodness and Laureus sport for good foundation.

For the walk we had special ‘Beefy’ bottles made up to keep Sir Ian and the Beefy team safe on their journey and also to donate to local children who suffer from damaged kidneys due to contaminated water. The bottles were distributed to the children on Day 2 of the walk by Beefy himself.

“They’ve had real problems in this area with water pollution and they’re not sure where it’s come from,” Beefy tells Sky Sports. “It has caused a lot of kidney problems.

“So we’ve got 350 water bottles that the kids can use three

times a day; they can put puddle water in, which the bottle filters and it lasts three months. So hopefully it will make
a bit of a difference.”

The walk will finish on 8th November 2013. For more information or to donate to this fantastic cause visit www.beefysbigsrilankawalk.com

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