Congratulations to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal raising over £10 million - a fabulous achievement.
We are very proud to be a supporter of this charity for the past 10 years as sponsor of the Leeds 10k Corporate Challenge.
The amazing milestone comes just ahead of the 10thanniversary of the tragic death of the inspirational amateur athlete, fundraiser, wife and mother-of-three, who died aged just 43.
Jane, from Leeds, passed away on 3rd September 2007, almost seven years after being told she had just months to live.
Jane became a familiar figure worldwide when, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer, she took on a series of seemingly-impossible endeavours.
Her challenges – many undertaken while receiving extremely harsh chemotherapy treatments and while in severe pain – included a Rome to Home cycle ride, the New York and London Marathons, an ironman, and her final adventure, a 4,200-mile ride across the USA.
Before her death Jane raised a remarkable £1.8m for charity. Since then, with the support of thousands of fundraisers and through the Jane Tomlinson Run For All series of sporting events, the total raised in Jane’s name now stands at over £10m.
For more information on the Jane Tomlinson Appeal go to http://www.janetomlinsonappeal.com/