Events to support in 2013 include:
- Trek For Tom – A trek in Borneo, participants including London Welsh forward and former schoolfriend of Tom Maynard, Ed Jackson, along with Tom’s sister, Ceri (http://www.justgiving.com/Maynard55).
- St Fagans Cricket Match – A special fundraising cricket match at St Fagans Cricket Club, near Cardiff, the local club for which both Tom and, before him, Matthew, played, with a list of star names taking on the local side (details to be publicized once the county fixtures have been confirmed).
- London to Paris cycle ride in May, organized by Barry Clayton (http://www.londontoparis2013.com/).
- A major bike ride around the Test match cities of England being organized by the Professional Cricketers’ Association in aid of the Trust and the PCA Benevolent Fund (http://www.thepca.co.uk/the-big-bike-ride-bf-tmt-2013.html).
Edward Jackson takes on the Rainforest for the Tom Maynard Trust
Ed Jackson, a school friend of Tom’s, has decided to jump in at the deep end with a survival test in the heart of the borneo rainforest. This remote untamed corner of the world will play host to 10 days of testing trekking. Sleeping on the jungle floor or with local tribes the trekkers shall hack their way through 20km of thick jungle per day until they reach their goal at Loksardo.
Jackson says “Tom was a very dear friend of ours and we would do whatever we can to help the trust that has been set up in his name”.
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The first fundraising event for the Tom Maynard Trust was a bike ride from the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff to the Kia Oval in London. the peloton arrived just before the Tom Maynard Memorial Match between Surrey and the Welsh Dragons which took place on Tuesday August 21st.
Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, the peloton tackling the trek included Tom’s father Matthew, riders from both Surrey CCC and Glamorgan CCC, friends of the Maynard family – including former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff – and representatives of the Professional Cricketers Association.
The Surrey riders included club Chairman Richard Thompson, who is also a trustee of the Trust.