No 501 – The Thomas Theyer Foundation

This interview with Christine Theyer came about following an email from a regular listener who heard of a small charity in Buxton in need some outdoor exposure to support their fabulous work.

They are raising funds to build a lodge at White Hall Education Centre in the heart of the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire with the aim to provide access to outdoor activities and respite accommodation for children and young people with additional needs. This includes children living with difficult life circumstances, such as young carers or those who have lost a parent or sibling.

However one of the key ways they are doing this, is with the creation of a specialist outdoor themed charity shop. They receive items from all over related to sport and the outdoors and find new homes for them at reasonable prices. 

Support from many in the local running community

This could be a great starting point for those on a tight ‘outdoors’ budget, DoE explorers not wanting to spend too much plus lets face it, this is the perfect excuse to pass on your old sports/outdoors items and have a browse for something you ‘never knew you needed’ in return. Helping a fabulous cause along the way.

If you wish to send these items directly the shop please call them on Tel: 01298 70071 or send an email for more information

Or just post the items to >
The Thomas Theyer Foundation
1 London Road
Derbyshire SK17 9PA

Thomas was born 7th June 1995. He was a happy, kind person who loved to make others laugh. He loved being active, especially running, and did so every day after college.

Thomas Theyer

Thomas died on 19 July 2013, just over a month after his 18th Birthday.

At primary school, Thomas was diagnosed with Dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), which is a form of ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) of the Inattentive Presentation’. ADD can sometimes go unnoticed because the symptoms may be less obvious.

Thomas’ main passion was running, he was a member of Buxton Athletics Club Juniors.

On 29thJune 2013, Thomas completed his first and only fell race, the Whaley Waltz, and then the Buxton 4 road race  on 2 July 2013.

The benefits Thomas gained from his love of running and exercise are at the heart of The Thomas Theyer Foundation.

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