Northampon School for Girls
The school has been linked to Thomas’s Fund since its inception and recently donated money for us to buy more instruments for music therapy.
Northampton Philharmonic Choir
The choir raised money for us by singing carols in December 2012. You can read all about the choir here.
John Lewis Distribution Centre, Brackmills
The distribution centre raised £335 for Thomas’s Fund by holding a Christmas raffle. This picture shows our own Lucy Smith with Cliff, the organiser of the fundraising. Never knowingly undersold!
A member of the Inner Wheel Club of Wellingborough Hatton, Jan chose us for a donation.
The Northampton Ecumenical Music Network
Castle Hill United Reformed Church
Ros and Bob Wooding
Jon had his legs waxed for Thomas’s Fund! Here’s what he wrote on his JustGiving page: “In the past couple of years I have really enjoyed cycling competitively in time trials, and this year have even been coached. There is just one thing holding me back … leg hair. My clubmates say that smooth legs would save between 10 to 15 seconds, so the hair has, finally, got to go, and I might as well raise a few pennies at the same time.” Jon is a good friend and Welland Valley Cycling Club mate of Tim Smith’s, and the only way his wife would let him shave his legs – for aerodynamic reasons! – was if it was sponsored for charity. Check out Jon’s page on YouTube. Ouch.
Jonny completed the Jungfrau Marathon in Bern, Switzerland on September 13, raising money for Thomas’s Fund. It’s an uphill marathon, so quite an achievement, especially as it was Jonny’s first ever marathon! He completed it in 5h 24mins. He told us, “The first part is ‘relatively’ flat and I was through 25km in just under two hours. Then the climbing starts: first 4km up to the village of Wengen from Lauterbrunnen (795m – 1250m), which I reached in 3h 15mins. I reached the finish at 5h 24mins having climbed to 2,200 metres. Most people I spoke to thought I was very brave or mad to do the Jungfrau as my first. Thanks very much for the sponsorship. Lou and mother and the locals cheered me on which was much appreciated.”