TOFT Cricket Club fundraisers have hatched a new plan that will benefit the NHS.

The three-peaks 24-hour challenge that was to take place to raise cash for the new pavilion fund has been postponed.

Instead, a 16-mile run is to be tackled and a portion of the money raised will be donated to NHS related charities.

First-team player and the club’s event organiser Ed Stubbs said on the JustGiving page: “Before Covid-19 reared its ugly head, we had 25+ hikers preparing to take on our biggest challenge yet, the three peaks within 24 hours.

“However that challenge has now been postponed to 2021, with a new challenge taking its place.

“We now have seven people signed up to run 16 miles from Manchester’s NHS Nightingale hospital back to Toft on September 19, with 20 percent of donations being forwarded to NHS charities as we look to recognise the incredible work these charities do for us all in society.

“So please give what you can to help the future of this great club and to support the work of our amazing NHS!

“Any amount you can give is hugely appreciated and will inspire us to complete the run on the day.”

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The club began its fundraising campaign two years ago, with the aim of being able to finance a new pavilion in time for the centenary year in 2027.

“The club is a true family club and believe in promoting youth into the senior teams where possible,” said Ed.

“Many of the current senior team players have been at the club since a very young age.

“Toft have over 400 members aged between 18 and 90. There are three senior sides who play over the weekend and an over 40s team which meet on a Wednesday night.

“We also run nine junior teams and have a charity side called the Toft Taverners, who do a brilliant job of raising funds for the elderly people of Knutsford to take a big trip to the seaside each year.

“During the season over 150 juniors take part in training sessions on the outfield and facilities.

“Throughout the last 91 years the main body of the pavilion has remained the same with various renovations taking place over time. However, it is now very dated and in need of modernising.”