Over the past 10 years the Jane Tomlinson Appeal has raised over £3m for charity. Launched by Steven's mum Jane Tomlinson CBE back in 2002, Steven supported his mum as she achieved the unimaginable by taking part in gruelling endurance events such as cycling across America. In 2010 Steven took on his own challenge taking part in the 2500mile Istanbul to Leeds bike ride to raise money for the Appeal. At such young age, Steven has achieved more for charity than most will in a lifetime by continuing the incredible work his mum started. Steven acts as an inspiration to both young and old with the can do attitude he inherited from his mum. 2012 will mark 10 years of the Appeal and what better way to continue this legacy than by allowing Steven the opportunity to represent the Appeal, the city of Leeds and the Olympic ethos as his mum did as torch bearer in 2002 and 2004.