Sir Ian Botham to embark on 'Big Welsh Walk'

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Former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham will embark on another gruelling walk this summer as he strives to raise £100,000 to support the newly launched NSPCC Wales Appeal.

The legendary all-rounder launched 'Beefy's Big Welsh Walk' at the Vale Resort near Cardiff on Tuesday alongside fellow former sportsmen Matthew Maynard, himself an ex-England international, and Gareth Edwards.

Botham's latest walk will begin on August 6 in Burry Port and take the 57-year-old across the Wales Costal Path before the journey finishes in Cardiff Bay on August 8.

Money raised from the event, which the public can join, will provide support to the most vulnerable children and young people in Wales, and is part of NSPCC Wales' bid to reach their goal of £3 million over three years.

Botham has a long history of charity walks, with his first in 1985, and the former England captain has raised over £10 million for Leukaemia Research alone.

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