Just because you are not there, doesn’t mean you can't support the team!
Fans are being called upon to send their messages of support using #RISE on Twitter , Facebook or Instagram - the best of which will be placed in the England Team Room and shown to the players before each Investec Ashes Test Match!
Hundreds of messages from fans were shown to the England squad ahead of the Trent Bridge Test as the ECB’s #RISE for England campaign continues.
CELEBRITIES #RISE FOR ENGLAND
The England team go into the Investec Ashes Series with the support of the nation’s most famous names.
The video below, filmed in support of the England team as part of the #RISE campaign, begins with Prime Minister David Cameron who proclaims: “It’s now time for the big one – The Ashes”. Also showing their support is Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Stephen Fry, BBC Radio breakfast DJ’s Nick Grimshaw and Chris Evans, Sky Sports presenters, Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, Miles Jupp, model and actress Gemma Atkinson, members of the Red Arrows and volunteers from the ICC Champions Trophy - the Cricketeers.