Letter to America: PM writes to cancer fundraiser on last leg of ride
Inspirational fundraiser and terminal cancer sufferer Jane Tomlinson was praised by Tony Blair as she entered the final week of her 4,200-mile Ride Across America.
The mother of three received the Prime Minister's thanks and best wishes in a hand-written letter delivered to her in Washington during the latest stage of her journey from San Francisco to New York.
Mrs Tomlinson, who has so far raised around £1.25m through a series of challenges for charities, said she was now beginning to relax as she felt the end was in sight and she would be back with her family in Rothwell, Leeds, next week.
In his letter, the Prime Minister wrote: 'Dear Jane. Well done on all your fundraising efforts. It's a fantastic achievement. Good luck, Tony Blair.'"