Sir Ian Botham has been a prodigious fundraiser for charitable causes, undertaking a total of 12 long-distance charity walks. His first, in 1985, was a 900-mile trek from John o' Groats to Land's End. His efforts were inspired after a visit to Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital whilst receiving treatment for a broken toe; when he took a wrong turn into a children's ward, he was devastated to learn that some of the children had only weeks to live. Since then, his efforts have raised more than £12 million for charity, with Leukaemia Research among the causes to benefit.
In April 2012, Beefy will once again walk to beat blood cancers in ten cities across Great Britain. He will walk over 200 miles and is asking you to join him in your nearest city for five miles around a beautiful National Trust Park. Every step you take and every pound you raise is bringing us closer to beating blood cancers.