Find out more about the team who strive to carry on Jane’s incredible legacy
Our patrons and ambassadors
The Appeal is extremely fortunate and grateful to have the support of a number of high-profile patrons, who have been inspired by Jane’s story.
BAFTA-winning Clare Balding OBE is one of the county’s most-respected journalists and broadcasters. She is a patron of the Appeal and hosts our annual Sporting Social.
Our record-breaking patron Hannah Cockroft MBE is a five times gold medallist Paralympic wheelchair athlete who triumphed at both London and Rio.
A patron of the Appeal, Paula Radcliffe MBE is the fastest female marathoner of all time and has held the Women’s World Marathon Record in a time of 2:15:25 since 2003.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
One of the Britain's most successful disabled athletes with 16 Paralympic medals, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is a long-time patron of the Appeal.
Patron Eleanor Oldroyd has a voice known to millions as a sports reporter and presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live. She describes being ‘blown away’ by Jane’s spirit.
Former Leeds United, Manchester City and England defender, turned football commentator, Danny is a huge supporter and ambassador for the Appeal.
Barrie McDermott, who played for Leeds Rhinos and Great Britain, is an ambassador for the Appeal and has pulled on his running shoes to represent us many times.
Meet the team
The Appeal is staffed by a small team committed to carrying on the incredible work that Jane started.
Our Appeal Manager, Vicki is responsible for the overall running of the charity.
Our Fundraising Manager, Katie leads on corporate partnerships, grants and major events.
Our Community Fundraiser, Rachel works with individuals, schools and local groups.
Our part-time Administrator, Kerry manages our office tasks and keeps our fundraisers up to date.
Nicole is the Co-ordinator of our OWLS Service and is the first port of call for grieving families.
Psychotherapist Chloe provides one-to-one support for families and children who have suffered a bereavement.
Make a change
Learn more about the difference your donation could make today to each of our four key projects.
Other ways to get involved
There are so many ways to support the Jane Tomlinson Appeal; with friends, at work or by donating your time to volunteer. Follow the links to find out more about each of the different ways you can get involved and start supporting us today!