TEAM IDA

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I love this photo of Ida admiring an amazing sunset recently. 
It was a magical moment that came after a very tough period - and just before another one.

Whilst 'Team Ida' have been fundraising and gearing up for the Marsden March in a few weeks, Ida has had to endure an extremely bumpy road of chemotherapy complications.

The Royal Marsden, along with our local Hospital and St George's Hospital, have provided amazing joined up care for Ida, acting quickly to make sure was safe and giving her around the clock care until she was back on her feet. 

I'm so grateful and in awe of the teams of people that make the NHS what it is, the crown jewel of this country.

Please support TEAM IDA in the 'March for Marsden' on May 12th. Only 3 weeks to go...

Together we walk!

I’m walking to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. By donating to my page, their nurses, doctors, and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world. Together, we can transform the lives of cancer patients. Please support me and 'Team Ida' as we 'March For Marsden' to raise money.

Why 'Team Ida'?

Ida is my 13 year old daughter. She is beautiful and brave, a humble warrior in the truest sense.

Ida has inspired us with her resilience and courage. 3 years ago Ida was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on her 11th birthday. A bolt from the blue that derailed her last term of primary school. It was a heart-breaking and scary time for us.

The Royal Marsden took Ida under their wing and she had 6 months of chemotherapy that made her well again. Following treatment she flourished into a confident teenager, coming into her own socially and doing brilliantly at school.

Last summer we were devastated to learn that the Hodgkins Lymphoma had come back. Ida is in a small percentage of children who relapse after first-line treatment. Ida is now undergoing an even longer and more intensive treatment programme to cure her. This has included being a pioneer on an immunotherapy clinical trial and she'll need a long hospital stay in the late Spring for a stem cell transplant.

It’s been an incredibly turbulent time but our family get a real sense of comfort, security and hope when we are at the Royal Marsden. Not only are we in very safe hands medically, it's the radiating warmth and positivity of staff that lifts Ida's spirits and we valued that so much. We are hugely grateful everyday for the amazing, hard-working people and resources of the Royal Marsden and we don't take any of it for granted.  

Together with Ida's equally brave and beautiful younger sister, my rock of a sister and some of my amazing gung-ho friends, we will March for Marsden on May 12th to raise funds for this vitally important hospital.

Please support us.

Deepest thanks

Lia

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£1.4k

Will Butler

Love to you all, you never fail to impress on me the strength of a solid family unit. Ida you incredible, get super well soon gorgeous. X

£500

Michelle

Sending you all so much love and healing 🩷❤️🩷 Ida sorry you’re going through this, so much so young. ❤️🩷❤️

£500

Team Spirit

From all of your friends at Spirit x

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Jayne

Ida, you are a beautiful, incredibly brave and courageous young lady. All who know you, and of you, give you their hearts and strength to help you through your recover. Know you are loved always and for ever.

£300

Rob Callow

You are both true inspirations x

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Anonymous

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Hamish Moseley

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Anonymous

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Dominique Chandler

Sending lots of hugs, strength and love to you all. Go Team Ida!

£200

Sarah Stanley

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Elevenfiftyfive

Sending lots of strength and courage from team elevenfiftyfive.

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Kevin Jennings

We love NC

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Alison Cornwell

Wishing Ida the very best for a strong recovery. xx

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Emikyj Fenech

I am galvanising everyone into supporting you and team Ida so know you will go way past your target for such a worthy cause xxx

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Chris Warrington

With love from all at CP

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Anne Cachia

Keeping you in our prayers.

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Llewellyn Radley

Sending you love and best wishes

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Dom, Taz & Zalia X

Go team Ida. Thinking of you all from afar.

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Ruth Timms

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Richard Webb

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Seamus Malin

Ida , we have not met……but thanks to Grams you are a super hero in our household. With you all the way !!

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Adams Family

Love and Best Wishes

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Tony And Joyce Curmi

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Paul, Will, Louis & Cleo Stevens

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John Carey

lots of love and hugs x

£90

Eve's Lovely Teachers

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Elizabeth And Hesham Hassan

Hello Ida, Although we haven't met, we know you through your dear Nana and think you are so brave. We pray that everything goes well for you. xxxx ❤❤❤

£70

Anonymous

Sending all our love and support to you all! 💪😘

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Mark & Anne

Go Lia! Go Team Ida!!!

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Waller

Sending love. XXX

£50

Guy Barnes

£50

Rosemary Marcuse

Well done - we’ve heard about your story from Emily. We’re all supporting you and your amazing family - keep going, we know you can do it!

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Harry Casey

Best wishes and thinking of you all.

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Matt And Flora

Sending you our very best wishes x

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Ian & Lynn Walker

Love to Ida ❤️ To all the beautiful people with cancer and their families and friends.

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Jo, Christian, Hayden & Al Xx

Incredible bravery. Well done to all who took part in the walk.

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Beth Sequeira

Go Team Ida! Sending loads of love xxxx

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Simone

Wonderful - good luck!

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Emma Burbage

So sorry to hear this xx

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Ellie Gibbons

Sending you much, much love. XXX

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Mary Luke

Thinking of you and your lovely family x

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Charlotte Dwan

Sending much love to you, Ida and your family xx

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Vicki Pett

Great charity and a great cause go team Ida!!

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Kristin Ryan

Amazing Lia! Remember the blister plasters! Kristin Xx

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Ben Luxford

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James Mccrum

£50

Vicky Sedgwick

Sending the most enormous bundle of love and positive vibes to little Ida and her family ...

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Clare Dando

Thinking of you all!!! So much love and strength to Ida, xxx

£50

Brian & Sarah Davies

Hi Team Ida and in particular Ida's mum, this is one of Melissa's Marchers, we shared the walk with you yesterday at various points and having read your story and seen your message to Melissa just now I am honoured we saw you all on the walk and wanted to sponsor you back!

£50

The Atkinson’s X

Thinking of you all, sending lots of love & positivity to Ida and you all. Xx

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Anna, Roger And Isaac Xxx

You guys are truly amazing! Wish I could join you on the walk but we'll be with you in spirit.

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Kate Armstrong

Sending lots of love, strength and admiration to your family. Kate. Xxx

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Ruth Hammond

Wow! John and Lia, this is both heartbreaking and incredibly inspiring. Wishing all of you, especially Ida strength for the journey ahead. Big love, Rx

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Julianne Casey

Sending you all lots of love from Ireland ❤️

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Alex Milway

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Louisa Mitchell

Sending love. X

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Hannah & Kyle

Sending big love to the 4 of you xxxx

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Celia Bateman

Amazing achievement Team Ida. Wishing you all the best for the transplant

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Tom Austin Niel

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Abi Murray

With love x

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Graham Trevor Smith

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Donna Edwards

Sending big love 💚

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Michael Wilde

Good Luck Lia and #TeamIda' I know a few people taking part in this years Marsden March for the help they've received from this amazing place.

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Jane Pett

Good luck Team Ida. Our thoughts are with you Lia, Jon & girls. Sending lots of love, Jane, Alex, Didi & Maggie x x x x

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Marjorie & Arthur Hughes

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Zaydan & Mubenah

Good luck to you all! Sending all the love and prayers to Ida - Lots of Love Zaydan and Mubenah xx

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David Timms

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Team Rossiter

Ida you are so strong and such an inspiration to us all ❤️

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Anonymous

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Andy Mayson

So proud of you both

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Chloe, Sky, Wylder And Bobby Xxxx

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Clive And Cathy

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Anonymous

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William Sansom

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Linda Arnold

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Cath Meade

Sneding all the love to Ida and her amazing team. x

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Oliver Leaney

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Julia Bowden

Go team Ida! I know myself what fantastic care is given at the Royal Marsden.

£50

Marie-clare Fenech

Much love to you, Ida, John and Eve as you take this second journey ❤️

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Mark Chandler

Incredible strength and resilience. Incredible family unit pulling together. Incredible girl. Love love love x

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Catherine Gallagher

We will be marching with you in spirit. Go Team Ida 🙌

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Mandy Whitlock

Sending much love to you all. Well done yesterday, you smashed it Team Ida xx

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Eileen Keogh

Such admiration for you all - sending so much love

£40

Anne Hayes

Thinking of you all and sending lots of love. Liam and Anne xx

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Sally Casey

Thinking of you all especially. Ida you’re an inspiration ❤️

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Claire Casey

£40

The Hyde’s

With all our love. Phill, Sophie and Edward

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Kenji Lloyd

So much love for you and Team Ida! x

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Tara Barnett

Go Team Ida 👊 Xxx

£40

Marie Casey

£35

Sue Baker

What an inspirational family, wishing you all lots of love

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Karen Patel

With love Karen

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Sara Mackie

£35

Kate Willoughby

Go team Ida! Will come and cheer you on on the day x

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Lou Repka

Sending so much love. Go team Ida!

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Anonymous

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Joanne Jones

Go Team Ida!! We hear how amazing Ida is from her cousins, Lottie and Etta, we know she will smash this ❤️

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The Alkin’s

Lots of love and prayers for this next push. You are all a total inspiration. Love Helen, Hayes, Rohan & Elodie xxxx

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Han And Rob Archer

Go Team Ida! We're with you all in supportive spirit and can't wait to give you the biggest squeeze on the day, Lia. Sending so much love to you all. Teddy's Godparents. Xx

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Emma Collie

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Susan Ann Hore

Sending our very best wishes and prayers for a full recovery xxxx John and Sue Hore

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Tara King

You’re amazing. Masses of love to you all 💛🥰

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Annie Greenaway

Sending love to Ida, and the entire family. Annie and Ian

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John Harper

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Katie

Wishing Ida the very best of luck with her treatment, may you all have many magical family times to look forward to together in the future.

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Sarah-lou

Strength to Ida, and to all of you x

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Helen, Joel, Lottie And Etta

We love you guys xxxx

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Melanie Hardwick

Go for it Di & Lewis, a great cause x

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Matthew Breeze

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Stephen And Leslie Paul

Good Luck Lia on your walk for such a worthy cause but especially for Ida and the treatment she is embarking on. With love, Leslie (Hannah’s mum)

£30

Catherine Butler

Thinking of you lovely family. We would love to see you in 2024 xxxx

£30

Penny Bennison

Wishing you much strength and love for the race and for Ida’s journey to recovery. Warmest wishes and thinking of you all, Penny and family xxx

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Leanne Owen

Best of luck ladies ❤️

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Florence Hodsdon

You have always been so Brave, strong, kind and true. Sending lots of love Flo & family

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Di Barnes

Good luck Di & Lewis. Much love Grandma xx

£30

Liz Harrison

£25

Amy Baker

£25

Emma Hayes

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Laura Thomson-staveley

Brilliant cause xx

£25

Neville And Tina Gallagher

All the best to team Ida on 12th May and our thoughts and prayers are with Ida as she goes through her treatment.

£25

Melissa’s Marchers

Hi Lia. Thank you so much for your sponsorship and your lovely words x I actually tried to see if I could find a way to message you this morning as the moment we had will stay with me for a long time. You are an amazing woman and to raise the funds you have is just incredible. At the finish line I thought of Ida and I wish I could have seen her face as you completed the 15 miles. She must be so proud of you and the team. Thank you 🧡 Melissa

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Christopher Rossiter

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The Currie Crew

Sending much love from all of us to you and your wonderful family 🩷🩷🩷

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Jonathan Chavez Lucin

Anna and Jonathan

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Becky Smith

All our love to Ida and to you all from Becky, Jim, Ivy, Kit, Nell & Roman xx

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Sam & Rob

Go girls! Xx

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Hannah Smithson

Good luck to you all! X

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Emma Greenwood

Sending lots of love to you and your family Lia ❤️❤️

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Adrian Lake

Hi Lucy great cause and hope you smash your target. A x

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The Watts

❤️

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Mel Hart

Best of luck to you all, I’ll be thinking of you. Sending you lots of good wishes x

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Lou Rowlands

Huge hugs to you all xxx

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Jenny Elphick

Well done, Di & Lewis for all your efforts on this walk & raising money for dear Ida. Congratulations. With much love xxx

£20

Janette Douglas

A great idea - hope the sun shines on walking day. Will be thinking of you xx

£20

Pippa Shaw

God team Ida!

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Rachael Withe

Gorgeous, brave and inspirational....like mother like daughter. Love to you all xxxxx

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Tracy, Jason And Lois

Amazing effort Team Ida! Lots of love Tracy, Jason and Lois xx

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Lisa, Liam, Noah & Louis

Sending our love John & Lia - go team Ida! Lisa, liam, Noah and Louis

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Sarah J

Well done and best of wishes for Lia's daughter.

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Nancy Firmin & Family

Go Team Ida!

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Droo Padhiar

Big love to you both. xxx

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Hannah Del Grazia

Sorry to wimp out on the walk but will be there in sprit cheering you on from my building site. Stride out and conquer! And raise lots of money for such a great cause xxxx

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R Southwell

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Rob

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Veronica Statham

Go girls! ♥️

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Emily B

What a brave girl. Thinking of you all today, so sorry to hear what Ida has had to deal with. Sending lots of love xx

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Jacqueline Wendleken

So brave. Team Ida x

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Esther Meyer

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Anonymous

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Sally Rusling

Good Luck Guys go smash it. Sending love to all and wishing Ida a speedy recovery xXx

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D&b St

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Lia Devlin

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Anonymous

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Marie White

Devs, good luck. I have never met Ida but - if she’s anything like you - I know she will kick this to the kerb, a second time, with the support of her family and all the amazing hospital staff. Marie x

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Emma Page

Lots of love to you all xxx

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Tracey Bidgood

We are all behind you love go and smash it 💪

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Sammy

Good luck xx

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Emma Hanson

Well done girls xxx

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Debra Smith

Good luck Sophie xx

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Joel

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The Kings

Go Team Ida! Xxx

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Ellie

Sending so much love to you fabulous Devlin’s and French’s. Xxxx

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Karen Flint

Well done Girls xx

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Ian Scorgie

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Ben Metcalf

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Chris Lawrance

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Alex Ward

Much love to you and your family

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Bronagh Daly

Thinking of you all. Love Bronagh

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Anna Hall (moir)

I’ve not seen you for many years Lia, so sorry to hear of your daughter’s illness. Sending much love, Anna xx

£20

Singh Rakhi

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Jess Wilks

Sending love and positivity to Ida and you all. Love Jess, Matt, Ben & Harry x

£20

Emily Ephgrave

What a great cause. Good luck to you all! xxx

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Brendan Cullen

£20

Richard Lashbrook

£20

Anna Mcilwraith

Good luck!! Remember plasters in case of blisters! 😜

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Tanya Quill

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Nikki Read

I wish you and , especially your niece, the very best of luck.

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Anonymous

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Nick Brown

Great cause, good luck

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Emily Leaney

Go Team! X

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Peter And Gillian Goldstone

Good luck Di and Lewis you are amazing 🤩

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Coles Family

£20

Hannah Asbury

Best of luck to you all! Xx

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Ryan

I am Stacey’s client and would like to donate to your cause

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Zoe Sands

£20

Jess, Adam And Oscar

Sending lots of love 🧡

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Rosey Weston

Go team Ida! Sending lots of love to you and your beautiful brave girls xx

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Christina De Rienzo

Sending all my love x

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Jenny&craig Smith

Go for it team Ida ❤️❤️❤️

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Tarique

Loads of love xxx

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The Carden Family

Sending all the love and strength to you, Ida, and your friends and family. You WILL beat this. ❤️

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Bryony Forde

Go Team Ida!

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Tim Hubbard

All the best

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Ben Ridolfi

Much love Lia x

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Anonymous

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Charlie Kemball

£15

Stacey

Best of wishes to Ida, I hope she makes a full recovery

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Holly Tarquini

£15

Tara Rapaccioli

Good luck!

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Anthony Stevens

Well done Sophie.

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Samina Haider

I’m so sorry to hear this Lia! Wishing you all the best for this March and Ida all the strength, courage and well wishes to get through this difficult time. Samina x

£15

James Dennis

"Just keep swimming"

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Ian Cartwright

Sending positive healthy vibes to all of you x

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Wendy Amos

Go Di & team Ida x

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Abbie

Sending luck and love from us all ❤️

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Di Barnes

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Toby Statham

Well done everyone

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Michael Noding

Well done!! It's a long way eh?!!! X

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Kate Harris

£15

Ronnie & Eadie Alkin & Nat X

Sending so much love and hugs! Best wishes Ronnie & Eadie Alkin & Mum (Nat) xxx

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Charlene Clear

Hope it’s all gone well and that you get a chance to rest up sore feet tomorrow 💕

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Kate Neville-towle

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Abi Costello

What a wonderful thing to do. Hope your walk goes really well! Lots of love to all the Fenech family xxx

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Duncan Mclean

All the best team Ida. Doing great job raising money. Little to help from fellow SJHS milano Duncan

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Sonya Cross

Go Team Ida ❤️

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Liz Clark

Lots of luck to you and all of Team Ida. X

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James Merchant

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Beth Sequeira

Sending loads of Love 💞

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Vanessa Rackham

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Claire Kemsley

John and family, what amazingly brave lot you are!!! Sending healing thoughts to you and lots of gentle hugs. Claire and family xxx

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Christine Edwards

Thinking of you

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Victoria Ward

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Fern Berresford

Sending you all lots of love & strength xxx

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Fiona And Gra

Amazing thing to do Sophie. Best of luck to you all and love and strength to the lovely girls family 💕💕💕

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Simon Hore

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Rebecca Dickson

£15

Rosie Simpson

Sending love to you and your family Lia x

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Steph Leighton

Have fun !

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Terry Daine

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Amanda

Good luck lovely

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Noah Reich

£10

Georgie Hopkinson

This is a very worthwhile cause and close to all our hearts.

£10

Hannah Fraser

£10

Jo Taylor

£10

Suzie Clark

£10

Kit Butler

£10

Jamie-lee Richmond

£10

Naomi Marcus

Well done Team Ida! She is such an inspiration, brave and beautiful, much love Naomi

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James Field

£10

Sally Edwards

Well done Mila and friends. Xx

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The Firmins

Keep cool and carry on!

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Amy Callard

Great effort & great cause. Good luck x

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Ruth Holland

Congratulations… wonderful cause… love Ruth, Chris and Sophia

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Laura Thirkell

Good luck Sophie and team Ida

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The Sutherlands

❤️❤️❤️

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Mae

Well done Mila

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Ceri Griffiths

£10

Jake Butler

£10

Mary Aldred

Well done Sophie and team Ida xx

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Rachel Crossey

Good luck Tram Hughes, such a good cause and I’m so proud of you all, lots of love, from the Crossey-Taylor’s

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Emma Carr

Good luck Team Ida xxx

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Becca Jupp

Good luck and hope you raise lots

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Mabel, Chrissy, Nige Xxx

Well done Mila !! Xx

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Liz Booth

Great work Di and Lewis 🥰🥰

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Rebecca, Jonathan, Florence & Freya

Well done all!

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Susan Davis

Donation from our lovely friends Susan, Fin, Reuben & Miles ❤️

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Nikki & Ella

Well done Mila 😉

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Maria Nicholson

You've got this Team Ida. We're all behind you in mind and spirit xx

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Sophie Pain

Great cause! Good luck! Sophie, Abigail & Charlotte xx

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Lisa C

Good Luck! Love Lisa C

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Mulvey

Well done team IDA - smashed it especially as it was so hot 🥵 Wishing Ida and her family so much love, strength and recovery xx

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Chris & Debbie Hills

John, Ida and family wishing you the best of luck with your difficult journey. Be strong Ida, you seem to have an amazing family helping you through this blip in your life. All the very best for the walk and the future. X

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Nina Khabra

You’ll smash it 💪 xx

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Bella Fenech

SMASH IT TEAM🤩🤩🤩 my amazing family, I am so proud of you. Ida, you are an inspiration to us all 🩷🩷

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Natasha Colvin

Good luck today. From Tasha & Kieran

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Charlotte, George & Esme

Well done Sophie! 🌷🌷🌷

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Anna Harper

Good luck to everyone taking part for Team Ida..

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Uckfield Gymnastics Club

Well done Mila!! From Janice and all at Uckfield Gymnastics Club!

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Jemma

Good luck!

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Clare Bee

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Rajitha Bandara

My best wishes xx

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Kerry Brazier

Go for it!!! ☺️ xxx

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Annie

Lots of luck to you and Lewis. Thinking of Ida and her family and sending love x

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Maxine From Yoga 🧘🏽

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Sofie Baldwin

I’ve know Ida’s family for a while now, and I can honestly say they are the strongest, bravest family I know. Ida is so lovely and is such an amazing big sister to Eve. Stay strong and stay positive! All the best, The happy Pawz family and Sofie xx

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Jane Forster

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Charlie Loft

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Anne Simmons

Good luck Jeniene

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Ella

Good luck Mila, Love Amelia x

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Holly Shaw

Go Soph! Go Team Ida x

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Anonymous

Good luck Di and Lewis xx

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Alison

Good luck with the run, they are an amazing hospital. Sorry it’s not much of a donation, I’m not able to work at the moment. I have been praying for Ida and all the family since Tina told me. Take care and God bless you all. Love Alison xxx

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Natalia R

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Alison Arthur

Good luck Lewis & Di 🍀 xx

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Anonymous

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Óskar Carroll

love from Óskar

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Amyf

All the luck to the IDA gang & Emily x

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Lucie Chambers

Best of luck to you all xxx

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Diana Barnes

🧘🏽🧘🏿‍♀️🧘‍♂️From Christine Yoga 🧘‍♂️🧘🏿‍♀️🧘🏽

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Laura

Good luck Di and Lewis, I hope you raise lots of money and have a fab time walking together xx

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William Stevens

:p c’mon! Team Ida! Good luck Ida and Mummy and team on the march. Will