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Dr Peter Dewhurst, Dean of Faculty, University of Derby Buxton Campus said: “The University has a proud tradition of delivering high quality outdoor education and we are also committed to supporting the local economy. We are extremely pleased to be the principal sponsor of the Buxton Adventure Festival for the next three years and hope that by working closely with Heason Events we can grow the Festival into a leading national and international outdoor event.”
Mike Tomlinson, Trustee of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, said: "I'm delighted to have been asked to be patron of the new Buxton Adventure Festival. Though I'm a Yorkshire man, the Peak District's always been close to my heart as Jane and I used to holiday in Castleton. Our first Jane's Appeal Peak District Walk for All was a huge success despite the weather and we've already got next year's event scheduled for April 28th.”
"Jane inspired countless people with her courage and determination. She proved that you don't have to be an elite athlete to have an adventure. Defying the odds and public perception of cancer she took on endurance challenges like the Florida Ironman and a 2,500 mile bike ride across America, raising £1.85m for charity. Since her death in 2007, Jane's Appeal has raised a total of £4m."
"I hope the speakers and films at the Buxton Adventure Festival will inspire people to enjoy the outdoors - no matter what their age or ability and encourage them to set themselves challenges - no matter how big or small."
Buxton Adventure Festival PR Lissa Cook said: "It's a privilege to have Mike supporting the festival. I was lucky enough to have work with him on a BBC documentary investigating the postcode lottery in cancer care a few years ago. He's no stranger to madcap adventures himself having recently completed an 8 day epic running the Paris Marathon, then cycling six days via the Appeal's Home turf of Hull to complete the London marathon with Ironman champion Chrissie Wellington."
"The Jane Tomlinson Appeal is a great cause raising money for a range of children's and cancer charities as well as other partner charities including Edale Mountain Rescue, the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and Friends of the Peak District."