For All Events Award Night

On the 28th of February, an awards evening was held at Asda House to celebrate the achievements of the dedicated army of fundraisers, volunteers and competitors who helped to make 2012 such an amazing year for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and For All Events. Their contributions were invaluable in  making all the events in 2012 such a success and enabling us to continue Jane's legacy by raising a huge amount of money for charity.

Six awards were presented by supporters and celebrities including double gold medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE, former Leeds and England star Danny Mills, Emmerdale star Nicola Wheeler and Leeds United legend Eddie Gray.

Winning the first award of the night for Fundraiser of the year was long time Appeal supporter Karen Thrippleton from Pudsey who only began running 6 years ago when she heard about the inaugural Leeds 10K and was inspired by Jane's story. Since then she has competed in nearly 300 races (including 9 marathons) and has raised over £5000 for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, always wearing a picture of Jane when she competes.  We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Karen for all of her efforts.



The Jane Tomlinson Appeal Award and Most Inspirational Moment were won by Noah Banks, aged 6 from Selby, who completed the York Mini Run using a walking frame, and James Driver, aged 8 who completed the Leeds and York Mini Runs; despite both suffering from illness. Volunteer of the Year was won by Ankit Grover who volunteered for 3 events last year with Performance of the Year being won by John Burkhill, 74, from Sheffield who raised over £150,000 for Macmillan following the deaths of his wife and daughter to cancer. Colleague of the Season was won by 50 Asda ISD colleagues who raised £3,500 for a variety of charities including the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

A fantastic evening was enjoyed by all. For more information about participating or volunteering for events in 2013 please visit and help us to raise even more money for good causes.