Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Jane Tomlinson dies aged 43

News bulletins today have, rightly, been leading off with the announcement of the sad death of Jane Tomlinson at the age of just 43. Jane, wife and mother of three, had been told in 2000 that her previously diagnosed breast cancer was incurable and that she had just months to live. Unbelievably those few months stretched to seven years and how she used those years! Although she must have suffered tremendous pain at times it didn't stop her raising about £1.75 million for charity through taking on numerous gruelling challenges. These included the London Marathon, the Ironman UK Triathlon, the Great North Run and a cycle ride across America from San Francisco to New York (about 4000 miles!) amongst others.

Jane Tomlinson CBE, your pain is now over. May you rest in peace.

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