Ex-Warwickshire opener Andy Moles has thanked the cricket community for its ongoing support after today completing his #Molers10for10 fundraising challenge in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.
Moles, 59, has achieved his challenge of covering 10km on foot in one month, completing the final 800m on the Cape Town waterfront alongside friend and fellow former Bear Neil Carter on Friday.
It was a happy moment after what has been a difficult period for the Afghanistan Director of Cricket, who was forced to undergo an amputation on his left leg having suffered complications following an infected blister on his foot.
Despite today’s success, life with a new leg has not been easy, as Moles explains: “There have been bumps in the road – I’ve had pains in my knee which I’ve had to have injections for, and there’s also been pain whilst getting used to the new leg. It’s just like wearing a brand new pair of shoes – you just have to get used to it.
“However, getting this 10km done has really been a driving factor for me. It’s helped me to get over the initial trauma and I’ve found it a really good challenge to focus on and take my mind off other things.
“It’s been very heartwarming and humbling to receive so many messages from ex-teammates all around the world. The supporters at Warwickshire have also been very generous, as have ex-players, including those who I did battle with. It’s been very nice to see.”
There’s still time to show your support for Andy’s efforts to raise funds for The Professional Cricketers’ Trust. You can donate for #Molers10for10 on his Just Giving page.