Sarah is fundraising

Virgin Money London Marathon for TOFS

£520.00 + £125.00 Gift Aid = £645.00
Donated to Sarah’s £1500.00 Goal

Sarah’s story

Jacob (Bobby as he’s affectionately known) is my nephew and superhero. Some of you will have met him and most of you will have heard me talk about him and the ordeal that he has gone through in the first 4 years of his life. Because of him I am taking on a challenge that befits the strength and courage of a true superhero and will be running the London Marathon in 2020 to support TOFS, the charity that has provided an emotional lifeline to my sister and her family.

When a child is born it turns a parent’s world upside down but on the 30th October 2015 just before my sister went into labour none of us could have predicted that, within 24 hours, the moment we had been waiting for with excitement would turn into an emotional roller coaster and a period of fear and uncertainty.

Shortly after his birth when nurses realised that Jacob was unable to feed he was whisked away from his Mum and within hours was travelling in an ambulance from Stevenage to the Royal London Hospital where, at less than 24 hours old, he was operated on after being diagnosed with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF) and Oesophageal Atresia (OA). This is a rare congenital condition of the food pipe and/or airway that affects one in every 3,500 babies.

At 4 years old Jacob has been through more surgical intervention already in his life that many people will experience in a lifetime and despite that he makes me so proud that he deals with it all with a strength and positivity that is far beyond his years as well as with a smile on his little face (I’m sure my sister might challenge that statement).

As a member of the TOFS charity my sister has made friends for life with people who understand what she has been through. She is able to share experiences and seek advice and support from a wide network of parents who help each other through what is a tough condition to understand let alone live with. I hope by completing this challenge and with your sponsorship this valuable charity will continue.

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.



TOFS offers support to people born with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF) and/or Oesophageal Atresia (OA). These are rare congenital malformations of the gullet and windpipe. Immediate neonatal surgery is a treatment, not a complete cure. We are UK-based and receive no public-sector support at all. For more information please visit our website

Registered Charity Number: 327735.

Find out more about TOFS

Recent sponsors

1 - 10 of 15

Anger is #wonderful. It keeps you going. I'm angry about bankers. About the government. – Terry Pratchett

Main partner

The Co-operative Bank are proud to be the main sponsorship partner of the Wonderful Organisation supporting charities to make a difference by ensuring 100% of donations go directly to doing good. Learn more about the Bank’s values and ethics.

Corporate sponsors

Our Sponsors support the platform in kind by providing access to commercial and professional services on a pro-bono basis; through staff secondment and access to volunteers; or by making financial contributions to cover our operating costs.

  • Powered by AWS Cloud Computing
  • Twilio logo
  • Whypay logo

What makes us wonderful?

We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.

We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.

We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!

Stay informed

The Wonderful Organisation will only use the information you provide on this form to send you regular newsletter updates via email.

Copyright 2016-2020 © Wonderful Organisation
A Non-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee

Registered in England & Wales • Company Incorporation No: 9818383

Email: [email protected]

Use of the Wonderful website constitutes acceptance of our Terms, Conditions and Policies.