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£100,000 Big Charity Give Away

by Press Release
Wednesday 18th February 2015

Charity news: The Jane Tomlinson Appeal has today announced a Big Charity Give Away of £100,000 for good causes across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Lancashire

£100,000 Big Charity Give Away

This week the Appeal set up in Jane’s name announced its latest fundraising total of £7.6million. To celebrate this milestone the Appeal has set aside £100,000 for charities across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Lancashire.

Local causes and projects across the regions can now apply for a share of the charity pot, ranging from a couple of hundred pounds right up to £15,000.

Jane's daughter Suzanne, launching the Jane Tomlinson Appeal Big Charity Giveaway, said: "Having just hit an amazing fundraising milestone, we are looking forward to sharing some of that with deserving causes.

"We’d like to hear from as many charities and organisations as possible. There is no minimum award and they can bid for a maximum of £15,000 to support a project of their choice. They just need to tell us how they will spend it and what benefits it will bring.

"We would especially like to hear from charities that work with children or cancer patients and their families. They are causes that were obviously close to mum's heart, as they are to ours.

"Whether it's a tiny charity providing support for poorly children, a service that supports cancer patients or a group that works with adults with learning difficulties, we would like to hear from them.

"It is really important to me, and to all the family, to keep mum's good work going,"

"People still tell us that mum continues to inspire them, which is great to hear. It's nice to know that she meant so much to people. As a charity now, as well as raising money, we're about trying to keep mum's message going.

"She was all about trying to push herself to achieve something and that's what she inspired in others, showing people what could be achieved, even if it shouldn't be possible."

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal has held a similar Big Charity Give Away in 2010 and 2014. Here is a list of some of the charities which have previously benefitted: 

Pennine – 2014

  • Dyneley Group Riding for the Disabled
  • Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue
  • Gordon Birtwistle Prostate Cancer Scanner Appeal
  • The Macular Support Group
  • British Red Cross
  • The Princes Trust

Hull – 2010

  • The Echoes Foundation
  • Hull and East Riding Arthritis Care
  • Downright Special
  • When You Wish Upon A Star

Leeds – 2010

  • Swarcliffe Good Neighbours Scheme
  • Leeds Children’s Charity
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
  • The Market Place
  • Pyramid of Arts

York – 2010

  • Lollipop
  • Snappy
  • Peter Pan Nursery
  • Myasthenia Gravis Charity


How to apply for the 2015 Give Away: Groups applying must be of charitable status and the bid should be for a specific project – not general running costs. Grants will not be made to individuals.

Applications will be particularly welcomed from charities working with children or cancer patients – although, of course, all will be considered. Applications are limited to one per organisation and can be for a maximum of £15,000 – there is no minimum amount.

Applications close on Monday 16th March. The decision of the Appeal Trustees is final and all applicants will be contacted by the end of March to confirm if their application has been successful.

To receive an application form charities can either visit www.janetomlinsonappeal.com or contact the Appeal office at info@janetomlinsonappeal.com or on 0113 826 7754


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