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.”

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.