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Plaque unveiled in memory of Jane Tomlinson

A plaque has been unveiled today in memory of the fundraiser Jane Tomlinson.

Mike & Suzanne Tomlinson unveiled Jane's plaque

The Yorkshire Society has honoured her achievements, and the charity set up in her name, by erecting the plaque at the Victoria Gardens, in Leeds City Centre.

The spot became a key landmark for Jane, with many of her epic bike rides finishing there.

Jane's daughter, Suzanne, says the response has been overwhelming:

Jane Tomlinson appeal has week of celebrations

Today marks the start of the Jane Tomlinson appeal's week of celebrations.

Jane Tomlinson's appeal has raised over £7million for charities. Credit: Press Association

The appeal supports a range of charities from both Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and there will be events held across the region throughout the week. It has also been revealed today that the appeal has raised over £7million for charities.

Thousands in Leeds for half-marathon

Around 7,000 people are expected to run the Leeds Half Marathon which has been organised for the second time by Jane Tomlinson's Run For All.

An extra thousand places were made available after the original allocation filled, and organisers are expecting it to be the biggest hospice run of its kind.

Last year's event raised around £150,000 for charities.

As well as the half-marathon, a Corporate Relay, and a Mini and Junior run for 1,500 children will also take place.

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