Cricketer to swap pads for running shoes (From South Wales Argus)
Cricketer to swap pads for running shoes
By South Wales Argus Newsdesk
NEWPORT-born former Glamorgan cricketer Dan Cherry will pound the streets of Cardiff in the autumn, to help raise awareness of a shortage of organ donors.
The 28-year-old former county batsman, now operations manager at Glamorgan's Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, is drawing inspiration for a 10-kilometre run and half-marathon from brother Ben and uncle Richard John, who have both been affected by kidney failure.
Mr Cherry, who will run the HSBC Cardiff 10K Run in September and the city's half marathon a month later, in aid of the Kidney Wales Foundation.
Mr John had a kidney and pancreas transplant last September, but Ben Cherry is currently awating a kidney tranplant.
"It's been difficult for Ben. Seeing his life revolve around dialysis and knowing his only real chance of leading a normal life again like my uncle is through a transplant, is what has inspired me to help the Kidney Wales Foundation and its lifesaving campaign," said Mr Cherry, who was on Glamorgan's books for more than a decade.
He can be sponsored by visiting justgiving.com/dancherry1.
To join the organ donor register, visit donatewales.co.uk or call 0845 6060400.