Media Coverage

Throughout Jane's challenges the support she received from the media both nationally and locally was overwhelming. Following in Jane's footsteps the family have continued to take on new endurance challenges to continue Jane's legacy.


June - Mike, Rebecca & team cycle Lands End to John O'Groats


August - The family cycle 2,500 miles from Istanbul to Leeds

Istanbul to Leeds - The team reach Bulgaria

Istanbul to Leeds - Germany to Belgium

Istanbul to Leeds - They reach Austria


December - The Inaugural 'Run with Chrissie'


Mike, Rebecca and team set off on the Paris to London challenge. Eight days, two marathons and 600miles cycling!

Mike and Rebecca on BBC Breakfast

Chrissie Wellington

Mike Tomlinson

Tracey Morris


January - Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon/MyDonate

October - Yorkshire Marathon: Mike's Response


January - Leeds Half Marathon 2014 Launched


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