Beefy's Big Sri Lanka Walk 2013

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After the Tsunami of 2004, which devastated parts of the country, killed 35,000 people and displaced over 500,000, Sir Ian Botham went to Sri Lanka, on behalf of Laureus, to assess the situation and see what could be done to help. He saw how the creation of a sports-based project in the town of Seenigama could play a significant role in the rebuilding of the community.

Since then Laureus has worked with the Foundation of Goodness in Sri Lanka to help build sports facilities and supply coaching for young people in the rural communities of the south around Seenigama. Here, sport has helped the region to recover its community spirit and rebuild lives, especially through the love of cricket.

Sir Ian Botham will cross Sri Lanka on his latest epic walk to raise funds for us

Since the mid-1980s, Sir Ian has taken part in a series of high profile walks, including John O’Groats to Land’s End, the 9 Valleys in Wales and the Hannibal Walk in the Alps.

But about his Sri Lanka adeventure, he said: “It’s probably one of the craziest walks I’ve ever taken on, 160 miles, it’ll be very hot, but great fun! I have really strong connections with Sri Lanka and I know if I can raise a lot of money it is going to do so much good for young people there.”

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