Further giveaways then took place in 2014 and 2015, seeing a total of over £140,000 awarded to charitable groups from Yorkshire, Lancashire and Lincolnshire.
In 2015 the Appeal announced it had raised an amazing £7.6million. To celebrate this milestone, the Appeal set aside £100,000 for charities across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Lancashire to apply for a share of. But the Appeal was so overwhelmed by deserving applications that trustees eventually awarded just under £130,000.
Charities across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Lincolnshire - the regions where at that time, the Appeal's sister organisation Run For All staged its charity runs - were invited to apply for grants ranging from a couple of hundred pounds up to £15,000.
Among those who have received grants under the most recent Big Charity Giveaway were:
Breast Friends York - £1,540
The Lord Tavener's - £4,350
Friends of York Hospitals-£2,945.73
Calderdale Help in Bereavement Services - £4,755
Haworth Riding for the Disabled Group - £7,898
Sick Children's Trust-£9,267
Hamara-Give A Gift Project- £12,410
Star Bereavement- £13,152
Cavendish Cancer Care-£15,000
Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust- £12,704
Masonic Trout and Salmon Fishing Charity-£500
North & West Yorkshire Association for Spina Bifida and
Bradford Disability Services-£500
Skipton Extended Learning For All-£500
Blind Children UK-£500
MPGN/DDD Support Group-£500
LS29 Special Needs Support Group-£500
Ilkley & District Good Neighbours-£500
Panathlon Foundation- £867.50
Twinkle House £3664.40
Legacy Rainbow Charity- £5,000
Child Action Northwest- £7098
KIDS Strut - £4,500
Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society - £1,500
Foxdale Equine Assisted Learning Community Interest Company - £1,500
Jubilee Christian Fellowship- £1,500
Anne Wells, Carers Resource who received £500 toward a residential trip for young carers said: "We are so grateful to you and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal trustees for including us in the successful charities - the trip will really make difference and will give them memories to keep forever."
Jill Boardman, Chief Executive of Twinkle House, said: "This is fantastic news as our current bed has given up today, we are ecstatic about this, thank you so much and to the Trustees of Jane's Appeal, this is wonderful."
Zoe Bounds from York Breast Friends were granted £1,540 said: "We are so grateful for the funds that the Jane Tomlinson Appeal has awarded us. This means that we have secured funding with which to host lingerie evening twice yearly for York ladies who have had surgery following a breast cancer diagnosis. We can now meet the needs of these ladies by providing a range of quality post-surgery bras and other lingerie as with an expert fitting service."
Chris Farrell, Cavendish Cancer Care, of Sheffield said: "Everyone at Cavendish Cancer Care was over the moon to hear of the support from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal last month. Thanks to the Big Charity Giveaway we will be able to support over 40 more local children come to terms with how cancer has affected their family."
Tracy Wilson, of the Foxdale Equine Assisted Learning Community Interest in Oasby said of its £1,500 grant: "We will be using the money to fund some family sessions for families who have a new diagnosis of cancer in the family. Over the summer we are planning a summer picnic for families who are living with a child with long term palliative conditions. We will also use the grant to provide support sessions for bereaved children."
Deborah Rack, of The Encephalitis Society, based in Malton, said: "The Encephalitis Society is delighted to have been one of the recipients of a grant from The Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Thank you. The grant of £500 will help families and children affected by encephalitis to have a weekend away where they meet others affected; have the opportunity to try new activities and build their confidence in a supported environment. Our Family Weekend is an important part of the support we provide and we are delighted that the Jane Tomlinson Appeal is recognising this with their grant."
Hanif Malik, the CEO of Hamara Healthy Living, based in Beeston, Leeds, said: "The grant of £12,410 we have received from the Appeal is fantastic and will help us continue to grow our community support in Beeston and across the City. We hope this is the start of a continued partnership with the Jane Tomlinson Appeal."
The Sick Children's Trust received £9,267 towards its Treetop House at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. House Manager, Ann Wyatt, said: "Children with brittle bone disease face two days of treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital every three months. These families travel from across Yorkshire and beyond to access the hospital's specialist care and our role is to make their experience as comfortable as possible. Thanks to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal grant, we are able to provide a dedicated bedroom to support these families, where a child can stay with their parents while they are receiving treatment."
Jane's Fundraising Challenges
I'm delighted to support the Leeds 10k. Jane, a Sparks vice-president herself, was a truly inspirational figure who became our biggest-ever individual fundraiser.
Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE
Four-time Olympic Gold Medallist
I was lucky enough to call Jane a friend and like many was touched by her determination and drive to make a difference to many millions of people's lives, despite battling with her own cruel illness.
Steve Cram OBE
Olympic Silver Medalist
Jane's unwavering determination, strength courage and selflessness in the face of adversity is an inspiration to each and every one of us. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to play a part in making sure that Jane's memory and legacy lives in the great work of the Appeal
Four time World Ironman Champion
Jane has led the way on many occasions with inspirational feats that have left us all in awe of her absolute determination and keen desire to help others.
Jane Tomlinson Appeal Patron
"It is a huge honour for me to be a patron of Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Jane was such a very special person. Her bravery, courage and strength were a huge inspiration to me and I am sure to so many others. She fought cancer every step with such passion and positivity."
Paula Radcliffe MBE