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Raina, wife bat for the cause of poor mothers

Cricketer and wife launch foundation to aid underprivileged mothers on their daughter Gracia’s birthday

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Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina during the 2017 IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils.
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New Delhi: Cricketer Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka Chaudhary-Raina on Monday announced the launch of their foundation dedicated to the aid of underprivileged mothers across the country.

Both Suresh and Priyanka have chosen to announce the foundation on their daughter Gracia Raina’s birthday.

The Gracia Raina Foundation is dedicated to creating awareness and work closely with mothers and children who require help on issues ranging from the physical to mental, and beyond.

“This is a something very personal to me and my wife and to announce it on our daughter’s birthday is very special. My wife has been working towards this and has put in a lot of time and effort and I fully support her endeavours.”

“With this foundation, we hope to shed light and help women and babies across the country,” Raina, who has represented the country in 223 one-day internationals, said.

Priyanka Raina added: “Gracia Raina Foundation aims to provide support and effective solutions to ensure maternal and newborn wellness by implementing a self-sustained model. The idea is to empower, engage and facilitate women by enhancing their capabilities. Our model is one of creative collaboration, creating a supportive environment for all women.”