Fell race looks to raise £500,000 in memory of Thomas

Thomas Theyer
Thomas Theyer

A fell race being held in memory of a tragic former Buxton runner is hoping to raise £500,000.

The race, on Sunday, April 10 is being run to help raise money for a haven in the hills along its course.

The race begins and ends at the Whitehall Centre, where the Thomas Theyer Foundation hopes to build two residential lodges for children and young people with additional needs.

Thomas, a Buxton Athletics Club member, died suddenly aged just 18 in 2013.

His family have created the Thomas Theyer Foundation to raise £500,000 in his memory to create two lodges at the Whitehall Outdoor Education Centre near Buxton to provide children and young people with additional needs the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities during respite breaks.

The six-and-a-half-miles race starts at Whitehall Centre at 11am – the finish is also back at Whitehall.

Thomas’ mother Chris said: “Thomas was passionate about health and fitness and running was a major aspect of him keeping fit.

“Running helped to combat some of the difficulties Thomas faced associated with Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyspraxia, which he was diagnosed as having.”

It costs £5 to enter on the day with registration from 9.15am until 10.40am at Whitehall.

You can enter in advance by contacting Mary Mcnaught at mary.mcnaught@thomastheyerfoundation.org.uk.

For more, visit thomastheyerfoundation.org.uk.