Sir Ian Botham Walk

Form 3 students joined cricket legend Sir Ian Botham for part of his walk from the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo to the Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday 5th November. This was Day 5 of ‘Beefy’s Big Sri Lanka Walk’ that took him 160 miles from Kilinochchi to Seenigama. He was joined en route by lots of famous cricketers including Steve Waugh, Allan Border, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

Sir Ian Botham has raised over £12 million pounds for charity, mainly for Leukemia Research, in twelve previous charity walks. After visitingSri Lankain the aftermath of the tsunami, he became involved with the Foundation of Goodness in Seenigama. The aim of this walk is to raise funds for the construction of a similar project in the North. Form 3 raised Rs. 50,000 as a contribution to this effort.

By chance, the same students also visited the Foundation of Goodness in Seenigama the next day. Every year, Form 3 visits the project as part of their study in Geography of the impact of the tsunami and the effectiveness of aid.

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