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Beefy to visit Yorkshire.

FORMER England cricket captain Sir Ian Botham will visit Yorkshire as part of a 10-day fundraising challenge supporting Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research.

Sir Ian was starting out on Beefy's Great British Walk in Glasgow today.

He then visits Newcastle and Gateshead tomorrow before walking in Leeds on Saturday.

People can join him for the walk at Nostell Priory, near Wakefield from 1pm.

One person joining Sir Ian, will be George Jackson, 13, who was 10 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in December 2009. George is doing well after receiving a bone marrow transplant and is now back at school.

His mum Caroline said: "We are all just thrilled to bits that George has been chosen to be Beefy's local hero for Leeds, it feels like such a privilege. It is great to be giving something back to Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research, raising money for this charity really does save lives."

Sir Ian will visit Manchester on April 15, before heading to Sheffield on April 16. People can join him for a walk at Longshaw Estate, starting at 12.30pm.

Again he will be joined by a local hero, football-mad Lucas Sutheren, 12, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in January last year.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Apr 12, 2012
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