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Cricket unites to support Ruth Strauss Foundation

Lord’s Cricket Ground will be turning red today for day two of the Specsavers second Ashes Test Match between England and Australia in aid of the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

The Ruth Strauss Foundation was establish by Andrew Strauss in honour of his wife Ruth, who died of a rare form of lung cancer in December 2018.

The foundation provides grants for research into rare forms of lung cancers and provides emotional and well-being support to patients and their families.

Players from both sides will be wearing special commemorative shirts with the Ruth Strauss Foundation logo and red playing numbers.

The famous five minute bell will be rung by Sam and Luca Strauss. The bell is rung to signify the imminent start of play, and it has become a great honour to be invited to ring it on the morning of a Test match.

Talking about the day, Andrew Strauss said: “The Ruth Strauss Foundation day at Lord’s is not only a celebration of Ruth’s life but will raise awareness and vital funds to produce better research into rare forms of lung cancer.

Through these donations we will be able to provide grants for research and offer families vital emotional and well-being support throughout their cancer journey.

“The support for the foundation has been brilliant so far, we had a fantastic turnout for the Family Mile back in May with over 500 people taking part including players from the England men’s team. I can’t wait to see Lord’s turn red.”

Guy Lavender, MCC Chief Executive & Secretary added: “We are delighted to be supporting Andrew and hosting the Ruth Strauss Foundation day. Andrew was a fantastic ambassador to both Middlesex and England and I am sure everyone that comes to Lord’s or watches from home will be enormously supportive.”

ECB, Lord’s Cricket Ground, the MCC and the match day sponsors will be supporting the Ruth Strauss Foundation by turning the ground and channels red whilst also raising funds.

Spectators have also been encouraged to wear red whilst the match day advertising will turn red for this day only too.

For more information on the Ruth Strauss Foundation click here

If you wish to make a donation you can do so by clicking here

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