Adam Hollioake

Adam Hollioake announced plans for a 2,000-mile trip from Edinburgh to the northern Moroccan town of Tangiers to help raise money for the memorial fund set up following the death of his younger brother Ben.

Adam Hollioake is currently the captain of Surrey, from where he and Ben both went on to represent England. When Ben, 24, was killed in a car crash in Perth, Western Australia, in March 2002, his family set up the Ben Hollioake Memorial Fund.

Now, in order to raise money for the fund, Adam will walk, cycle and sail the 2,000-mile from Edinburgh to Tangiers after setting off from the Scottish capital on October 2.

Hollioake's journey is expected to take two months and the funds raised will begin the pledge made by the Hollioake family to raise five million pounds (eight million dollars) over the next five years for the CHASE Children's Hospice Service in London.

CHASE works to support of children who are not expected to reach their 19th birthday and was a charity both Hollioake brothers had supported.

However, Adam said "I got involved with CHASE over the last six years but I was a fairly fair-weather charity supporter just doing the odd piece of shirt-signing.

"But this is the biggest thing I have been involved with charity-wise," he said.

"Ben was very similar to me, just signing a few shirts, but he had helped out with this charity before and so it seemed appropriate to choose CHASE."