Burgess Hill and Lindfield for #RedforRuth

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On Saturday (July 25), the 3rd Test between England and West Indies will be turning #RedforRuth to show support for the Ruth Strauss Foundation, set up by Ruth, wife of Sir Andrew Strauss the former England cricket captain, when she was diagnosed with an incurable lung cancer that affects non-smokers.

Despite the game being played behind closed doors, the Foundation is undeterred and is encouraging the game to turn red throughout the country.

To show support to the charity, this weekend Lindfield and Burgess Hill Cricket Clubs will be turning #RedforRuth in both their first and second team fixtures being played at Lindfield Common and St. John's park in Burgess Hill respectively. The teams will be bedecked in red throughout the games with spectators also encouraged to arrive dressed in red. Both clubs will be making donations to the Foundation.

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Julie Morgan, from Lindfield CC Academy said, "Ruth set up the Foundation in the last few months of her life to raise awareness of this terrible disease. With the Test Match being played in front of no spectators due to the current restrictions, it is down to the clubs across the country to pick up the baton and support the charity as much as we can. We're hoping to bring a splash of colour to both Lindfield and Burgess Hill, and invite people to come along, watch some cricket and get involved."


To this end, Julie has set up a donation page in the link below for anyone who would like to support the Foundation: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Julie59b68ea4dea1fFurther information of Ruth Strauss Foundation can be found at https://ruthstraussfoundation.com/SEE ALSO Sussex cricketer given guard of honour as he starts 50th season - watch video here | West Sussex cricket community in mourning for Murray | Big celebration of cricket planned at Arundel


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