Friday 28th September 2018 marked the date the Royal Armouries hosted the Jane Tomlinson Appeal’s annual Sporting Social. The evening was brilliantly hosted by broadcaster Clare Balding OBE, who was also joined by Britain’s most successful Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy.
The Leeds-based event was a huge success, which brought together Yorkshire businesses as well as fundraisers and supporters of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, all to enjoy an evening with some of Yorkshire’s finest athletes – who shared their greatest moments both on and off the playing field.
We were pleased that for the second year running, we were able to support the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, as the Creative Partner of the Sporting Social. The challenge was set to improve upon the success of last year’s event, and we couldn’t wait to bring our marketing expertise to help create another memorable experience.
Katie Bell, Fundraising Manager at the Jane Tomlinson Appeal said “It was a fantastic year again for the Sporting Social and brilliant to have the support of Clare Balding, Sir Chris Hoy and many others. We are already excited for what next year might bring.”
Hannah Cockcroft, MBE, who joined the sporting line up as a panelist said “I had the best time at the Sporting Social. Fantastic to share the stage with some real sporting giants and raise some money in memory of an incredible lady and for some amazing causes. Thanks to everyone who came and had fun with us!”
We are already looking forward to see who will appear on the celebrity panel at next year’s Sporting Social event, as we hope to continue to raise funds and further awareness of the amazing cause.
We now look to help the charity make a difference over the Christmas period and into the New Year!