The Great Peterborough Giveaway

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal is proud to be charity partner for the Perkins Great Eastern Run for a second year. To celebrate we are giving away to £5,000 to good causes operating in the Peterborough area.

It's simple to get involved. If you know a charity in the Peterborough area, all you have to do is make a nomination, find out how below...

The cause you choose to nominate must:

  • Be a registered charity
  • Operate in Peterborough and the surrounding areas (within 10 miles)
  • Support children OR people affected by cancer

To nominate, simply fill out the details on our downloadable form and send it back to us, or e-mail your answers to the questions to  right up until         Monday 14th August.

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal is thrilled to be the partner charity of the Perkins Great Eastern Run for a second year.

The Tomlinson family has strong links with the Peterborough area, although Jane spent most of her life in Yorkshire, she lived in Peterborough when her husband Mike worked in the city. Their daughter Rebecca, one of three children, was born at      Peterborough District Hospital and led the race in 2016.

Rebecca PGER

  • Rebecca Tomlinson with fellow partner charity Anna's Hope


Rebecca said: "We're so excited that the Perkins Great Eastern Run has chosen to support the Jane Tomlinson Appeal again in 2017. My parents moved to Peterborough not long after they got married and I was born there, so the city will always be really special to me. To know that the city is helping to carry on mum's legacy now is really touching."

Mike Tomlinson, Jane's husband, said: "We are thrilled to be involved in the Perkins Great Eastern Run for a second year and wanted to give something back. Jane Tomlinson Appeal runners raised £3,500 at the event in 2016; the charity has topped up that sum to £5,000 to give back to the city's good causes."

The Perkins Great Eastern Run is organised by Peterborough Council. Annette Joyce, the council's director for city services and resources said: "The Perkins Great Eastern run is a fantastic event full of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal is no exception. We're delighted at their support for Peterborough and incredibly grateful for this new community fund that is going to benefit charities in our city." 

In this new community initiative there are five grants available and nominations are welcome from charities in Peterborough that support children or anyone affected by cancer. To nominate, people can pick up a form from the Visitor Information Centre on Bridge Street or download our form

  • Nominations must be received by Monday 14th August to be considered for a grant.

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

    Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE
  • 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

    Steve Cram OBE
  • 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

    Chrissie Wellington
    Four time World Ironman Champion

    Chrissie Wellington
  • 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.

    Nell McAndrew
    Jane Tomlinson Appeal Patron

    Nell McAndrew
  • "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

    Paula Radcliffe MBE