Over 10 years down the line, the Appeal has reached a staggering milestone of £7.6million. We have to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated, pulled on their running shoes or taken on any other challenge for the Appeal.
Thanks to this support the Appeal, through its grant giving process, has been able to help an incredible number of charities: from Hannah House and Leeds General Infirmary to St Gemma's Hospice and local community groups across Yorkshire.
We have been very lucky to work with a number of very special charities over the years and it is thanks to your fundraising that we've been able to support them in their provision of vital services across the region.
As well as supporting causes through our grants process, the Appeal has also embarked on its own research project which aims to improve the quality of life for cancer patients. To read more about our Kinesio tape project, click here.
St Gemma's Hospice - donation of £37,500 towards the refurbishment Appeal
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
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
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
Four time World Ironman Champion
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.
Jane Tomlinson Appeal Patron
"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