Tom Thornton Trust 10k

Sadly recently we tragically lost Tom Thornton. Tom was a friend and team mate to many of us and in some cases both.

Tom left behind his wife Chantelle and baby Maxwell who was just 3 weeks old when his father died.

When Tom's circumstances came to light his friends at Rochdale Rugby Club set about establishing the Tom Thornton Trust to help support Maxwell and Chantelle.

A number of Tom's Teammates, Family and Friends listed below are participating in The Great Manchester 10k Run in memory of Tom and in support of the Tom Thornton Trust.


Team Cptn Jacob Smith
Team Cptn John Gillighan
Vice Captain Nick Hilton

Neil Sunderland
Callum Duffin
Paul Swindon
Andrew Foster
Sarah Taylor
Richard Blackburn
Jed Wolfenden
Chris Holloway
Dan O' Connell
Danny Needham
Joe Tattersall
Sarah Simpson
Vicky G Wild
Jamie Johnson
Kev Glover
Mark O'Connor
David Brown
Leanne Bartlett
Aaron Pearson
Adam Whitelegge
Jamie Hall
Paige McGuigan
Charlotte Burtenshaw
Ben Burtenshaw
Matthew Burtenshaw
Howard Turner
Mark Cutting
John Stansworth
Mike Castree
Jake Castree


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  • Dan Buckley 
    • £50 
    • 70 mos
  • Belinda Burtenshaw 
    • £210 
    • 70 mos
  • Sam chadwick 
    • £50 
    • 70 mos
  • Joshua Marrow 
    • £20 
    • 71 mos
  • Ailsa Hindle 
    • £20 
    • 71 mos
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John Gillighan 
Rochdale, North West England, United Kingdom
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