Construction company lays the foundations for a firm new charity partnership

We are really excited to announce that the Appeal has been selected by a prestigious Yorkshire specialist building company as its 'charity of the year'.

York-based William Anelay, which specialises in the conservation and restoration of listed historic buildings, aims to raise a significant sum of money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal over the next 12 months.

William Anelay's Managing Director Tony Townend championed the partnership after he took part in The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon last October.

Tony met Jane's husband Mike Tomlinson following the run and, having been inspired by the work of the organisation, he encouraged his staff to back the Yorkshire-based Appeal.

Over the next year the firm, which has offices in York and Manchester, will take on an array of fundraising challenges including an annual rounders tournament in August when the company will challenge Appeal staff to win a coveted cup!

Tony Townend said:  "We are delighted to be supporting this fantastic charity.  Jane Tomlinson Appeal are a very passionate band of people, many of their own values and visions dovetail with our own company beliefs.  We are all going to try exceptionally hard to raise lots of money this year."

Siobhan Curtis, legacy Manager at the Appeal said: "We can't thank the team at William Anelay enough for selecting the Appeal as their charity of the year. Staff from across the business are already looking to sign up to events such as the Spartan Race in September to show us their support.

"Money raised over the next year will go towards the Appeal's continued support of children's and cancer charities across the region."

William Anelay last month received the title of Heritage Project of the Year for its World at Wentworth Project as well as highly commended award for its Sheffield Cathedral Gateway project at the Construction Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards.