A cricket star is set to join about 400 ramblers at the start of this year’s Rainbow Ramble in aid of Legacy Rainbow House.
Callum Flynn, the 20-year-old star of the England physical disability cricket team, is the first player in the physical disability team to score a century for England.
I’m really looking forward to being part of the Rainbow Ramble and meeting some of the participants along with those involved with the charity.Callum Flynn
Callum was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal cancer in his knee on his 14th birthday, after complaining of leg pain.
He subsequently had gruelling chemotherapy, a knee replacement and major surgery.
Against the odds, he battled back to sign for Lancashire Disabled Cricket Club and represent his country two years later.
Callum said: “I’m really looking forward to being part of the Rainbow Ramble and meeting some of the participants along with those involved with the charity.
“The more we can do to promote opportunities for local people to participate in sport, the better.”
Legacy Rainbow House’s 7th Annual Rainbow Ramble takes place on April 25. Ramblers can take part in walks of 18, 11 and five miles.