Emily Macaulay, one of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal's biggest supporters, will be taking on the London Marathon this April to mark ten years of supporting the Appeal.
Having read The Luxury of Time by Jane and Mike Tomlinson in 2006, Emily was greatly impacted by their story and continues to be to this day.
"Jane, Mike - and in fact the whole family - were, and are, so inspiring to me. What she achieved was phenomenal."
Following Jane's death in 2007, Emily got in touch with the Appeal and, in April 2008, raised over £5,000 by running the London Marathon. Since then, every year, Emily has set herself epic challenges to raise money for the Appeal including running from Exeter to Leeds, completing an Ironman 70.3, taking part in a triathlon and attempting an Ultra Marathon.
"I wanted to run as part of her legacy, keeping the name of this inspiring woman alive, and raising money that would go to children's and cancer charities."
Last year, Emily raised £1964.21 for the Appeal through her #PeoplePowerRun where, to encourage others to run and support the Appeal, on 50 occasions throughout the year, Emily would run a minimum of 5k with different individuals or groups and post a selfie with each individual and group on social media afterwards.
Emily returns to the London Marathon this year with a fundraising target of £30,000 as a total raised over the past ten years.
We could not be more grateful for Emily's continuous hard work and support for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal over the past ten years and we wish her all of the best in the London Marathon. You can find out more about Emily and her past challenges on her blog and visit her Just Giving page to donate and help her achieve her fundraising goal.