Richard Todd

Tommy Godwin Challenge 2020: "100-for-100" appeal

Fundraising for Marie Curie
raised of £11,300 target
by 398 supporters
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Event: The Tommy Godwin Challenge, on 20 September 2020
Participants: Event management team: Richard Todd, Kay Jones, Anne Lavery, Jayne Whitfield and Sarah Adams. Plus John Kitchingman's "Chairman's Challenge"
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The Tommy Godwin Challenge cycling event started in 2013 to raise essential funds for Marie Curie West Midlands.

Tommy was a local cycling hero who won two bronze medals in the 1948 Olympics, as well as many awards at National and Commonwealth levels. He went on to be the Team Manager for the GB cycling team at the 1964 Olympics in Japan. As well as running his bike shop in Kings Heath he contributed greatly to sporting legacy in the West Midlands.

He passed away in 2012, spending his last few weeks at the Marie Curie Hospice.

The event has continued to grow and thus far has a raised in excess of £90,000 for the Hospice.

It costs over £11,300 per day to keep the Hospice running, so every penny we raise DOES make a difference.

We really want to hit our target of reaching that magic grand total figure of £100,000 by the end of September, which would mark the anniversary of Tommy’s 100th birthday later this year in style.

Sadly, corona virus has stopped us in our tracks as far as the actual formal cycling event is concerned. But the financial needs of Marie Curie still need to be met. Like many other charities they are suffering heavily this year. Throughout the crisis they have been able to stay open and adapt using new technology to ensure they can still deliver expert care and keep loved ones connected. But this all comes at an increased cost, so they can ill afford to lose our fundraising.
Hence we are looking to raise funds via this "100-for-100" appeal.

Please take a couple of minutes to watch our videos:-

The organising team will be undertaking their own challenges:-

  • Kay Jones will swim 100 laps
  • Anne Lavery will ride 100km over two days
  • Sarah Adams (and Mike) will ride all three routes on consecutive days
  • Richard Todd (and daughter Emilie) will ride all three routes in a single day (200km)


  • John Kitchingman will ride the 100km route
  • The many people who have risen to John's "Chairman's Challenge" and participated in a large number of ways
  • Members of Birmingham CC will ride 100 laps of Herne Hill velodrome in honour of Tommy winning his Olympic medlals there.
Further information available from our website at:-


About the charity

Marie Curie

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Marie Curie is here for anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from, and those close to them. Whatever the illness, wherever you are, we’re with you to the end. We bring 75 years of experience and leading research to the care we give you at home, in our hospices and over the phone.

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