Coronavirus latest: How sports stars kept themselves busy on Monday, April 20


The set joined the Essex squad to cover Frontline to raise funds for the NHS.

Sports stars and clubs throughout the world continue to assist their regional neighborhoods– and find new ways to entertain themselves– during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here, the PA news firm takes a look at a few of the very best examples from April 20.


Guys today @FareShareUK are reaching simply over 740,000 susceptible children throughout the UK with our contributions. A big THANKS to everybody that has actually supported to date, you’re all incredible ♥

— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) April 6, 2020

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has actually exposed that his efforts to assist disperse food to children who would have lost out on complimentary school meals has actually now raised over ₤20 million.

Rashford partnered with charity FareShare to assist those impacted by school closures during the coronavirus pandemic, with a few of Britain’s greatest grocery stores joining his campaign.

“It’s done a lot better than what we thought,” he informed United podcast.

” It got to the phase where we had a great deal of contributions, more than we anticipated, and we were in fact having a hard time to provide the food to individuals. I think it’s simply around ₤20 million now.

“If this would have happened 10 or 15 years ago, it definitely would have affected myself as a kid in the position I was in. It’s just something I thought if there’s a way to try and help people and kids especially, let’s just try and do it.”

Aw bless you Tailor, have a great day!! ♥

— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) April 20, 2020

And Rashford was likewise busy wanting fans a pleased birthday.

Gary Neville has actually made a “significant” contribution to Northern Premier League side Brighouse Town to assist them make it through.

Town were Salford City’s challengers for the last game Neville enjoyed with his daddy prior to his death and it holds unique memory for the former England defender.

Brighouse chairman James Howard stated on the club’s website: “We all at Brighouse Town FC are incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the donation made by Gary Neville and others as this type of generosity clearly demonstrates that the Football community is not just a business but a family and more importantly an integral part of our community right here in Brighouse.”


Excessive enjoyable covering this tune to raise money for NHS. Thanks to @JuliusCowdrey and @fkcowdrey for letting us take a crack at.

— Ryan 10 Doeschate (@rtendo27) April 20, 2020

Former England captain Alastair Cook was notoriously a choirboy prior to his cricket profession removed and Prepare gone back to singing with his Essex team- mates to raise money for the NHS.

The cover of Frontline even consists of a cameo from World Cup winner Ben Stokes.

Excessive enjoyable covering this tune to raise money for NHS. Thanks to @JuliusCowdrey and @fkcowdrey for letting us take a crack at.

— Ryan 10 Doeschate (@rtendo27) April 20, 2020

Kevin Pietersen exposed his prepare for post- lockdown.

Durham and England Lions seamer Brydon Carse exposed he has actually offered for the NHS.

He stated: “I think there’s no better way to try and help out because I know a few people working in the NHS and they’re going through a stressful time. So in any way I can be of use I’ll try my best.”

Thanks for the election Andrew Strauss. I have actually simply done the #RSF26 difficulty and contributed to this incredible charity @RuthStraussFdn. I choose @GordonRamsay @maxchilton and @josbuttler to take a crack at! Assist in saving the UK’s charities #twopointsixchallenge

— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) April 20, 2020

And England international Jason Roy responded to Andrew Strauss’ election to take on the #twopointsixchallenge to raise money for the Ruth Strauss Structure.

I have actually done the #RSF26 difficulty and contributed tothe fantastic @RuthStraussFdn by means of I choose @StuartBroad8 @Hoggy602 & & @NHoultCricket to take a crack at! Assist in saving the uk’s charities #twopointsixchallenge

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 20, 2020

As did a flat-cap using former England captain Michael Vaughan.


“When I was asked to take on this role, I didn’t even have one second of doubt.”

Olivier Marteel, who refereed the Crucible final in 2015, is now playing an important role in the fight against coronavirus in Belgium.

We salute you @BelgianProRef1


— World Snooker Trip (@WeAreWST) April 20, 2020

When asked to sign up with the front line of the coronavirus battle in his native Belgium,

Snooker referee Olivier Marteel states he had no doubt.

Marteel, who refereed the 2015 World Championship final and was because of be at the Crucible today, is generally a radiology nurse.

In an interview with World Snooker Trip, he stated: “My head nurse asked me if I might work on the Covid A&E department. Otherwise I would have remained in Sheffield so this fortnight was clear in my journal.

“When I was asked to take on this role, I didn’t even have one second of doubt. Ever since I was a young child I wanted to work in medicine. I trained for three years and I have been working for 28 years. So when this came up, I jumped at it, even if there are some risks.”

Rugby Union

Today I’ll be distributing among my most cherished @EnglandRugby match t-shirts signed by the entire England team for an NHS/essential employee that’s been tagged and advised on thispost I will select the winner from my socials at 1pm this Friday v12 Tlb27 lf

— Chris Robshaw (@ChrisRobshaw) April 20, 2020

Former England captain Chris Robshaw is distributing among his signed England match t-shirts to an NHS or important employee.


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