Improving lives

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal helps children to be happier and healthier and improves the lives of people living with cancer

What we do

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal is the legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE and exists to support children’s health and wellbeing and to improve the lives of people with cancer.

OWLS bereavement care

OWLS children's bereavement care

Support for children who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one, like a parent or sibling.

Kinesio taping

Kinesio Taping - non-drug therapy

Exploring the benefits of Kinesio Taping – and how it can alleviate pain in people living with cancer.

Mini Mermaids - OWLs Bereavement Project

Children's health and well-being

Programmes to improve the mental and physical health of primary school children in disadvantaged areas.

Breast cancer blood tests

Early detection of breast cancer

Supporting research into a blood test to detect breast cancer earlier, potentially saving countless lives.

About the Appeal

The Appeal is the legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE who made headlines worldwide by completing a series of seemingly impossible challenges – after being told she had incurable cancer and just months to live.

Jane, a mum-of-three, defied her diagnosis to take part in countless marathons and famously rode across Europe and the USA to raise funds for charity.  

The Appeal aims to carry on Jane’s extraordinary achievements by continuing to support children to be happier and healthier and improve the lives of people living with cancer.

Jane Tomlinson MBE Blue Star