Durham cricketer Chris Rushworth appointed as Great North Children's Hospital ambassador

Durham cricketer, Chris Rushworth has been chosen as an ambassador for the Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH). 

The 31-year-old fast-bowler, who was named as the Professional Cricketer Association’s Player of the Year in 2015, will be participating in this year’s Great North Run to help raise funds for the Great North Children's Hospital Foundation. 

The Great North Children’s Hospital, based at the RVI in Newcastle City Centre, is one of the 4 largest children’s medical centres in the UK. They provide a full range of children’s health services, all tailored to each and every child. 

Rushworth, who boasts the record for the most wickets taken for Durham in a single First-Class fixture, when he recorded 15 against Northamptonshire in 2014, will offer his support to the hospital’s community initiatives and projects.


l-r:  Dr Mike McKean (GNCH), Jim Pearson (ex Everton and Newcastle United player), Chris Rushworth, Pete Hardaker (Counsellor at Heaton Manor School) and Julie Anderson (GNCH)

“This is a great opportunity for me to make a contribution to a fantastic organisation,” Rushworth said. 

“The Great North Children’s Hospital does some outstanding work and I’m delighted to be able to offer my support to their meticulous service.  

“As a dad of two young children, the hospital’s exceptional dedication and care is very much appreciated.” 

Dr Mike McKean, Clinical Director at the Great North Children’s Hospital, said: “We are very proud to welcome Chris as an ambassador for our children’s hospital and feel ‘bowled over’ that he has chosen to run for our Foundation this year. 

“As a well-renowned committed team player, he will certainly make a fabulous addition to “Team GNCH!”.

Chris' Just Giving Link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chrisrushworthgnr

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