A galaxy of stars turn out for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal

Sports stars including Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, boxing legend Johnny Nelson and Paralympic sprinter Hannah Cockroft were among the guests at the second annual Sporting Social, supporting the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.


The evening - at the Royal Armouries in Leeds - was hosted by TV star Clare Balding and also featured former footballers Danny Mills and Dominic Matteo and Clare Taylor, the first woman to play in a cricket and football world cup.

The event saw the sports personalities reminisce about their greatest moments, on and off the field. Later, they took on the audience in a fast-paced sports speed quiz in a test to see if their brains matched their brawn!



Guests also took part in a raffle and silent auction, with prizes donated by the likes of dwell, Canterbury Sports and Rudding Park Hotel and Spa, and many more.


The evening began with the launch of the new Jane's Leeds Gin - a collaboration between the charity and Leeds Gin. A donation from the sale of each bottle will go to support the Appeal.


Sir Chris said: "Jane Tomlinson was a remarkable and inspirational woman who achieved things many professional athletes can only dream of. How she did that while contending with incurable cancer is just incredible.

"I'm thrilled that I would be a part of the Sporting Social and help to raise funds for Jane's charity, and in turn, help children be happier and healthier and improve the lives of people living with cancer."