We are delighted to announce that the Jane Tomlinson Appeal has donated £867.50 to the Panathlon charity to create a new swimming programme in Lancashire.

Jane was 36 when, in August 2000, she received the devastating news she had terminal cancer. Over the next seven years she captured the attention of the world through her achievements as she outlived her initial six month prognosis. With seemingly endless reserves of determination and courage she completed incredible challenges to raise money to help others through Jane Tomlinson Appeal

Our Paralympic ambassador Liz Johnson collected the cheque from Mike Tomlinson (pictured above) and said, “I am delighted that Panathlon is working with the Jane Tomlinson appeal and that this funding will enable new disabled swimmers to be involved with Panathlon for the first time.

Swimming has brought so much to my life and I hope this new partnership can go on to deliver more opportunities for disabled children in the future ”

Liz will be at our first new swimming competition on Monday 22nd June at the Accrington Academy, inspiring a new generation of Panathlon swimmers. We will report back on that day with the results of this new investment.

You can see the full recipients of the latest round of funding from the Jane Tomlinson appeal here.