Two of Nottinghamshire’s most celebrated cricketers, Chris and Stuart Broad, have joined forces with Trent Bridge in a fundraising scheme that they hope will raise money and awareness to support research into Motor Neurone Disease following the death of Chris’s wife Miche last year.

Along with Stuart’s sister Gemma, the Ashes-winning duo aim to boost ticket sales for England’s One Day International against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge on Wednesday 6 July.

Trent Bridge will make a £5 donation to the cause for every adult ticket sold for the ODI until Thursday 12 May.

“Trent Bridge is my spiritual home and I have endless memories of playing and watching cricket here,” said Chris.

“When Miche was diagnosed, Stuart and Gemma and I didn’t know what Motor Neurone Disease was and our campaign is as much about awareness as it is about raising funds to support advances in medication.

“We want to help and our partnership with Trent Bridge is a positive marker in our campaign.”

Stuart hopes to make a return to competitive action when Nottinghamshire face Sussex at Hove from Tuesday 10 May.

Injury cut short his involvement in the ICC Cricket World Cup and ruled him out of the Indian Premier League but he is determined to prove his fitness with Nottinghamshire to ensure a return to the England team for summer series against India and Sri Lanka.

“I’m making good progress in my recovery and I’m focussed on earning my place in the England team for two important home series,” said Stuart.

“I always look forward to international matches at Trent Bridge as we have an excellent track record here.”

Trent Bridge Chief Executive Derek Brewer will make a cheque presentation to the Broad Appeal during England’s npower Test Match against India which begins on Friday 29 July.

“The Broad family have a strong association with our club and we’re pleased to have found a way to support such a worthy cause,” said Derek.

“International cricket is very well supported in the east midlands and we hope that cricket fans will support Trent Bridge and The Broad Appeal by buying tickets for our One Day International.”

Click here to secure your seats for England v Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge & we'll donate £5 to Broad Appeal for every adult ticket purchased before Thursday 12 May.