GALLERY: First Tom’s Trust Fun Run a success
MORE than 200 people pounded dirt tracks in a charity run which raised more than �1,600 for a Fowlmere charity.
Runners took on a 5k challenge to raise money for Tom’s Trust which was set up in memory of Tom Whiteley who died aged nine after a short brain tumour battle in 2010.
His mother, Deborah, is a trustee of the charity, she said: “It was a fantastic event, the weather wasn’t good but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit.
“It was a fantastic turn out for the first event, we are going to run it every year.
“There were prizes for all the different categories and quite poignantly there was a silver plaque that was given out to the first place runner in what would have been Tom’s year group.”
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The Tom’s Trust Fun Run took place on Sunday and runners followed the Thriplow and Fowlmere tracks before finishing back at the Green man in Thriplow.
It added �1,632 to the charity which aims to secure cash for a full-time psychologist at Addenbooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, after a professional serving the whole of East Anglia helped Tom and his family.
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Tom’s Trust recently celebrated one year of operation and has raised roughly �100,000 in just 12 months.
Since last year’s official launch Tom’s Trust has organised a variety of events with support being offered by several famous rugby players including ex-England international and Bath RFC fly-half Olly Barkley.