Tom's Trust runners flock to Chariots of Fire race

PUBLISHED: 10:36 25 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:36 25 September 2013

Some of the Tom’s Trust runners in Chariots of Fire do the T for Tom sign

Some of the Tom's Trust runners in Chariots of Fire do the T for Tom sign


CHARITY runners were on fire on Sunday as they raised cash to help children with brain tumours.

Fowlmere-based charity Tom’s Trust entered 10 teams in the Chariots of Fire race in Cambridge, meaning they had 60 people racing in the Trust’s distinctive bright yellow t-shirts. This made them the best represented organisation in the historic race.

Debs Whiteley, Trustee at Tom’s Trust said, “I am over the moon that we had the most teams entering this very prestigious race and hope that we can make this an annual event for our charity.”

Tom’s Trust was set up in memory of Tom Whiteley, who died of a brain tumour in 2011. As reported in The Crow earlier this month, the Trust has been instrumental in setting up a new service - Brainbow - at Addenbrooke’s hospital to help children with tumours.

An auction of promises, held on Saturday evening, raised £30,000 towards the charity’s work.

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