Our Fundraisers

The Appeal would not be possible without our fantastic fundraisers, who take on incredible challenges to raise funds for The Appeal.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our fundraisers who go above and beyond in aid of The Appeal.

Here are some of our incredible fundraisers....


Kevin Isbister

Kevin was the lucky individual to secure The Appeal's first ever charity place in the Virgin London Marathon. To make his fundraising extra special, Kevin will be aiming to break a Guiness World Record running the Marathon in a Minion costume. Fancy hiring a Minion for your kids party!? Get in touch - Kevin's available and all donations go to The Appeal! Read more.



Emily Macaulay

A long-term supporter of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Emily has taken on many fantastic fundraising events over the years and in 2015 ran the distance of Land's End to John O'Groats. This year Emily is taking on the Leeds Triathlon along with a de-constructed Ironman throughout the year. Support Emily here.

Marathon 6


Simon Polkey

As well as doing the Edinburgh Half Marathon and York Brass Monkey for the last few years, Simon has also taken on many of the Run For All events to raise money for The Appeal, including the Yorkshire Marathon. Simon's also pacing at many of 2016's events and will be sporting his Appeal Team t-shirt!

Simon Polkey 

Sam Newnham

Marathon runner Sam has taken on many events as part of her fundraising for The Appeal. As the 60 minute pacer for many of the 2016 10Ks, Sam will be encouraging and supporting other runners on race day as well updating us with her blog. Sam's taking on the Las Vegas Marathon for The Appeal in September this year - you can support her here.

Sam Newnham

Addi & Athina

Addi and her 7 year old daughter Athina are taking on a year of challenges in aid of The Appeal, including Addi pulling Athina 5km in a kayak! Addi's also inspiring young people to be more active through delivering a 'Mini Olympics' project in primary schools across Leeds. Read more and support them here.



Shaun Sumner

Shaun's tackling his first ever Olympic distance Triathlon with The Appeal in the World Triathlon's Leeds debut in June 2016. After completing the Marathon in 2014 Shaun was motivated to take on bigger challenge and has focussed his training particularly on his swimming. Read his story here.

Shaun Sumner


Steve Irving

Steve's tackling '2016 Miles in 2016' for The Appeal, inspired by a desire to get active for a good cause, Steve will be doing every Run For All 10K this year and is aiming to complete a staggering 200 miles per month in order to allow him to meet his goal by the end of the year (with time for his wedding in the middle!) You can support Steve's challenge by visting his Just Giving Page.

Steve Irving


You can make an online pledge by
tweeting with hashtag #makeapledge

alternatively email your pledge to info@janetomlinsonappeal.com