Runs4Research was created by Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter and Long Sutton club cricketer Jake Burton as a fantastic way to fundraise in memory of his Grandad, who lived with dementia for five years before sadly passing away in 2020. Jake wanted to raise money for dementia research while honouring his Grandad’s love of cricket.
Runs4Research asks club cricketers to commit a donation at the end of the season based on the number of runs and wickets scored/taken (5p per run, 50p per wicket).
In its first year, Runs4Research raised £5,819 for dementia research thanks to more than 250 club cricketers who took part. Runs4Research is back for 2022, so if you love cricket and want to help us power dementia research, join the Runs4Research community today!
“This event enables players from across the country to come together and support this worthy cause, while adding an element of healthy competition! As a cricket player myself, it motivated me to perform as well as I could to raise as much money as possible for a charity close to my heart. Seeing how others were performing created a drive to do better myself.
The potential for this initiative is limitless. I am excited to see how many people sign up this year, and I am certain that Runs4Research can smash the already impressive fundraising numbers.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute to such a vital charity, through the sport I and my late Grandfather love.”
James Moorhouse, Armitage Bridge CC – Huddersfield League