Howard Lake | 19 April 2010 | News Tom Toumazis’ London Marathon team raise £75,000 for ChildLine 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Events Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Endemol’s chief commercial officer Tom Toumazis announced today (19 April) that his 2010 London Marathon team has raised £75,000 for ChildLine.Tom called on his media industry contacts to build a London Marathon team of 25 runners, including Cathy Payne, CEO at Endemol Worldwide Distribution, and Walt Disney International chairman Andy Bird.Tom Toumazis said: “Running and training for a marathon really takes its toll on you, but every pound raised for ChildLine is worth the pain. I’ve been humbled by the response from colleagues and friends from across the media industry in supporting me to run the 2010 London Marathon.“I can’t imagine how hard it must be for a child to speak out about abuse, but a call to ChildLine can be the first step in turning a child’s life around. ChildLine’s volunteer counsellors are there for any child, 24-hours a day, whatever their problems.”Tom has supported ChildLine, a service of the NSPCC, since running his first London Marathon in aid of the helpline in 2004, repeating the feat in 2006 and 2008, and raising over £80,000 across the three marathons.As well as running marathons for ChildLine, Tom formed the ChildLine20 Board in 2005 to mark 20 years of the UK’s free, 24-hour helpline for children. This group of influential volunteers have so far raised over £2.5m in cash, through events such as the annual ChildLine Ball and film premieres of Pirates of The Caribbean and Quantum of Solace, and donated over £1m in gifted media space to help promote the charity’s work.Tom Toumazis continued: “Thank you to every single runner in the team for their commitment and everyone who has helped us to raise an amazing £75,000 for ChildLine. I’m looking forward to us all crossing the finish line safely, and handing over a great big cheque to ChildLine’s founder Esther Rantzen.”Anyone with a place in the London Marathon 2010 who would like to run for the NSPCC should call on 020 7825 2621 or email [email protected] office on 020 7825 2516.Notes to editors:1. Tom Toumazis has been Endemol’s Chief Commercial Officer (Group) since January 2009, where he has led on the expansion of Endemol’s Worldwide commercial activities. Tom formerly held several senior positions at the Walt Disney Company from 2001 and, upon leaving in January 2009, was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Disney-ABC-ESPN Television in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada. Here he was responsible for the Walt Disney Company’s branded and non-branded programme distribution, broadcasting and media investments.2. The NSPCC runs services across the UK and the Channel Islands, including therapeutic services for young people who have experienced abuse, domestic violence projects and services for supporting families. Helpline services include the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 for adults with concerns about a young person and the ChildLine service on 08001111 for children and young people. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.