Events 2020-12-14T16:12:08+00:00

Georgia’s Peterborough Half Marathon

14th October 2018

Georgia Calver will be taking part in the Peterborough Great Eastern Half Marathon Run, raising both funds for The Trust and awareness of nut allergies.
Georgia’s sister lives with a severe nut allergy so she is passionate about increasing understanding and spreading the word of how seriously allergies have to be taken.
Good luck Georgia!

Paddy’s ‘One Last Time’

Sunday 21st October 2018

On Sunday 21st October this year, Paddy Richardson will be taking part ‘One last Time’ in a Banger race, at the Arena Essex Raceway, in Purfleet Essex, in the PRI Legends Meeting for the Ronnie Martin Memorial Trophy. He will be raising funds for both The Amy May Trust and The Meningitis Foundation.

He tells us “I do not consider myself as a “Legend”, I prefer to say “Veteran”, but I was lucky enough to race during the 80’s and 90’s, with some real Legends of Ovals, and have so many fond memories of this time”

To reads Paddy’s story visit please his Facebook page

To sponsor Paddy and support both him and these two very worthwhile causes please visit his Just Giving page

Nash’s London Marathon

28th April 2019

Nash Crosbie-Hill was delighted to receive a ballot place for The London Marathon 2019. Nash, lives with a severe allergy to nuts and sesame seeds and the extreme difficulty that this brings.

Nash, we are delighted that you have chosen to run for The Amy May Trust. Thank you.

Peter’s London Marathon

28th April 2019

Peter Basham’s daughter Sarah-Jane lives with a serious nut allergy, so he understands only too well the difficulties faced on a daily basis.

Thank you Peter for taking on the London Marathon, raising awareness for all of those who live with allergy with every step of the 26.2 mile route.

Lukes’s Nuclear Race

18th May 2019

Luke Ely has known Amy since childhood.

He is taking on his second Nuclear Race in her name, the race requires hardcore training, taking on 100 tough obstacles requiring both physical and mental endurance. Go Luke – we are proud of you.

Bryony’s Half Marathon

May 19th 2019

Bryony Taylor de Haan will be running the Hackney half marathon, raising awareness for The Trust and helping out Amy whom she met in Spain when she was young. The picture shows Bryony’s husband Taco with Amy behind their bar in days gone by.

Thank you Bryony, we will be willing you on and wish you a great day!

Lindsey’s Half Marathon

May 19th 2019

Lindsey Bowers is an ex-colleague of Amy’s and a permanent friend.

Lindsey and Amy worked together on ITV’s This Morning programme, sharing much laughter and closeness amidst the pressure and commitment of the daily aired programme.

On May 19th, Lindsey runs the Hackney half marathon in the name of her friend. Good luck Lindsey – Amy is lucky to have you in her life!

Gregor’s Half Marathon

The Half Dram – Dundee Half Marathon
Sunday 7th July at 9:30am.

Gregor Tweed is sixteen years old and lives with severe allergy to tree and ground nuts.

About to enter his sixth year, Gregor is part of a well travelled family and understands the extreme difficulties that can arise when in contact with people who are not aware of the severity of allergies.

Good luck with The Half Dram Gregor, we are very proud of you and shall be willing you on every step of the way!

Laura’s Ironman 70.3

24th August 2019

Ironman 70.3 in Vichy, France.

Laura Fernandez Alonso will be undertaking the enormous challenge of the Ironman 70.3 event in Vichy, next summer. This event will see her swim 1.2 miles, cycle 56 miles and then finish with a 13.1 mile run. So impressive!

Thank you Laura and the very best of luck.

Ian’s Ironman. Italy.

21st September 2019

Ian Patterson takes on the arduous Ironman challenge in September, an event certainly not for the faint hearted, made even more bravely taken on by the fact that by Ian’s own admission he is not the best of swimmers!

We are so impressed Ian. Thank you.

Ella’s Double Tough Mudder’s

4th May 2019 + 21st September 2019

Ella Dixon has a very personal reason for taking on not one, but two Tough Mudders challenges this year.
Violet, Ella’s seven year old daughter lives with a nut allergy and they have endured the trauma that a serious reaction can being.

Laura’s Ironman

Klagenfurt, Austria 2020

5th July 2020

Laura Fernandez Alonso is taking on one of life’s extreme sporting challenges in the Summer of 2020, when she competes in the Ironman race in Klagenfurt, Austria.
This feat of endurance consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, which has to be completed without a break within a 16 hour timespan.
Good luck Laura, you are a superwoman!

Lindsey and Marks’ Wedding

August 8th 2020

On August 8, 2020, Amy’s friends Lindsey and Mark will be getting married at Sutton Hall in Essex.

Amy knew both through her years at ITV and spent many happy days working alongside Lindsey as a digital producer on shows like This Morning and Good Morning Britain – there were also many happy prosecco-fuelled nights, too!

The pair look forward to having Amy as a guest at their big day and in lieu of a wedding list, invite friends and family to make a donation to the Amy May Trust. Any amount, no matter how small, will be enormously appreciated as it will go towards the vital therapies Amy still so desperately needs. Thank you.


Recent Events


Jade’s Sky Dive

1st September 2018

Jade Tyrrell is braving the skies in her aim to carry out a parachute jump in the summer.

Dave and Russ’s Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

August 30th – September 5th

Dave Ricketts and Russ Parker are to take on the daunting challenge of a 7 day expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
The intimidating height of almost 6000 metres would test the perseverance and strength of most of us mere mortals so we wish every good luck to these two ex military conquerors.

Lee’s Boxing Match

Saturday September 29th 2018

Lee Gardiner has always boxed for fitness and fun, but never has he taken on a fight. This Autumn he is doing just that, throwing and taking the punches for Amy.

Team Amy May Trust: The 2018 Moonlight Colourthon

7th July 2018

The Moonlight Colourthon is a walking half marathon set against the backdrop of Southend by night. Walkers leave Chalkwell Park at 6pm and walk the 13+ mile course taking in the sights of  the Westcliff clifftops, Southend pier and the seafront, Leigh fishing sheds and back to the finish line in Chalkwell Park

Three Peaks Challenge for Amy May

6th June 2018

Dave Ricketts is part of a team of seven walkers, Jon Lord, Mark Taylor, Rich Worrin, Nic Lawson, Steve Coghlan and Pete Frake, who are taking on The Three Peaks Challenge in June, attempting to conquer Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mt Snowden within 24 hours.
This is the first of two challenges that Dave is taking on this year to raise funds for Amy, a close friend of his daughter in law, the other being climbing Kilimanjaro a little later in the year.
The very best of luck to every member of the team!

Ann’s Derby Half Marathon

3rd June 2018

Ann Priestley is taking part in the Derby Half Marathon this summer.

The impressive route takes runners into the city centre, through both the  historic market place and stunning Elvaston Castle Country Park and finishes at Pride Park.

Thank you and good luck Ann!

Mount Snowden Climb for Amy and The Stroke Association

6th May 2018

A family team are taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Snowden on May 6th to raise funds equally for The Amy May Trust along with The Stroke Association.

Both of these great causes are very dear to the hearts of Vicki, Debbie, Lorraine, Lynsey and Keith, as one of their own family member has a nut allergy, and Mum / Aunt suffered a serious stroke. As they train and take on this arduous challenge they will have their own loved Auntie May and our Amy May close in mind. 

Ellen’s London Marathon

22nd April 2018

Ellen Flanagan will be taking part in the renowned London Marathon on April 22nd.Every step of the world famous 26.2 mile route will see her challenge herself and raise funds to help Amy’s journey of progression. Good luck Ellen!

Tamsin’s London Marathon

22nd April 2018

Tamsin Lovett is running the world renowned London Marathon in April. Both Tamsin’s daughter and Father suffer from anaphylaxis so she is acutely aware of just how important awareness and understanding from others can be.
Thank you Tamsin for supporting The Amy May Trust, and the very best of luck.

Sue’s London Marathon

22nd April 2018

Sue Billington is running the famous London Marathon in April.
During Amy’s childhood Sue used to live nearby to the family and remembers Amy during her growing up years.
Good luck Sue, we will be wishing you well for every one of the 26 miles!

Team MBS Obstacle Challenge

24th March 2018

Maldon Building Services are the contractors who are building the annex onto Amy’s parents, Sue and Roger’s home which will enable them to bring Amy home to live. This wonderful company have taken on the project on a non profit basis, and along with contactors who have generously donated their materials or time, this will see the project completed within months allowing this huge next step in Amy’s journey to take place.
All sponsorship monies that are that are raised by TEAM MBS as they take part in the obstacle race in Danbury will be put towards this very specialist build.

80 at 80 for Amy

22nd February 2018

Celebrating a milestone birthday soon, Lyn Hopkins has chosen to mark the occasion by doing something very special, a challenge which many of us would find ambitious at any age.

Lyn is the mother of Amy’s physiotherapist Nigel Kimpton, and will be swimming a length of the pool for every candle on her birthday cake! Amazing.