Mum's the Word

The Big Step Forward Virtual

Avis Timmermans

8pm on 11th May 2020 changed our lives forever, the legend our mum Avis lost her life whilst under-going a procedure to ease her pain of Pancreatic Cancer.  Mum was an inspiration, initially diagnosed with bowel cancer in April 2018, after chemo, radiotherapy and an operation she beat it and my god did she beat - you wouldn't have thought anything was wrong with her by just looking at her.  All was good, then in September 2018 they said they found a small less than 2cm "something" on her pancreas, that "something" eventually turned out to be cancer, a small tumour close to a main vein that needed to be even smaller to reduce any risk, unfortunately that didn't happen and it grew.  Mum was nothing but brave and positive throughout her treatment and again to look at her you wouldn't think she was very ill.  Our mum was as most would say unique, one in a zillion and simply the best.. our mum truly was and is sorely missed.  If we can help in anyway to save other families going through such trauma and heartache, lets try it.  Pancreatic cancer as we all know is the silent killer, something we must try and change and raise what we can for research for earlier detection and hopefully save lives. Our little family Sasha, Mark, Christian, Louise including the little legs Sidney (5) Essie (3) and Theodore (2) will be walking in honour of Mum in the hope to raise what we can. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Castle Ave Friends And Neighbours

Donated on behalf of Castle Avenue friends and neighbours

£100

Louise Timmermans

In memory of the Best Mother in law I could wish for. Miss you very much. Love Louise xxx

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Kathy, Jean, Sheila And Sharon

Great idea

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Shirley Holdeman

Fond memories of Dear Avis- Great cause Love from Laurie, Shirley,Kelly, Laura & all the the family xxxxxx

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Itis Holdeman

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Lee And Sam

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Anne Fredericks

To the memory of a lovely lady.

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Sarrah Spruyt And Family

You go Sasha and co! We can't imagine what you have to go through, missing your mom that was also your best buddy. She was a beautiful, lovely lady and it's great you are turning the feeling of sadness and loss into something positive for others! You are my example of a strong and powerful lady! You show them Sash!

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Betsy Kelly

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James Dyer

Great cause mate, good luck with it!

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Jones, Stepneys And Fredericks

Brliant well done

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Ian Browring

Good luck mate

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Sarah Fido

Lots of love from the Fido’s

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Kelly Mansbridge

£10 per child. Good luck!

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Stuart Hudson

Love you big man x

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Allan Butler

Well done and a very worthy cause

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Shaun Carroll

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Deborah Kerr

Your mum sounded like an amazing lady, such a massive and sad loss to you all. greta idea to do this walk - good luck xx

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Georgie Ambrose

Well done Christian! Great thing to be doing and good luck with the training and the walk xx

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Anonymous

Loving it

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Wendy Cotton

Your mum would be so proud!!

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The Stepney's

A lovely thing to do for a lovely lady. x

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Leigh O’gorman

Great cause! Wishing you all the best for your walk xx

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Bob Hanson

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Tina And Sam

Donated on behalf of Tina and Sam of Castle Ave

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Mr Phil A Dobson

Good luck mate, a great effort

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Splicers Gs

Well done from everyone at Splicers GS

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Daniel Winters

Well done mate! Keep going!!

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Diane Clements

Lovely lady and fantastic mum and nanny. Great cause.... go Forest go!!! Xxx

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Rebecca Araujo

So sorry for your loss Christian hope you are doing ok

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Steve Curley

Best of luck mate

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Alexandra Bugden

Amazing woman and amazing family love you all xxx

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Casa Hamid

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Emma Williamson

Your mum sounds amazing. So sorry for your loss. Hope you smash your target!

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Frances O’keefe

In loving memory of you dear mum, with all our love James, Frances, Henry & Lewis xxx

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Mark Saunders

Good luck pal

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Christian Timmermans

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Simon Barnard

Good luck mate. All the best Barn

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Ian Thompson

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Gary Harwood

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Tony Hutt

Raise your target. Great cause 👍

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Laura Iivonen

Well done Christian, what an amazing thing to do and such a good cause xx

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Lewis Winters

Good luck Christian 👍

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Frank Cowley

Good luck kid

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Rachel Mcevoy

Wow, what a wonderful thing to do for your Mum! I bet she would be so proud of you all!! Good luck!! x

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Ben Sales

Sorry for your loss of your Mum.

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Sam Tranter

Great cause mate, good luck!

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Vikki Vesey

So lovey doing this in memory of Sasha mum. Sending you all lots of love - well done all and good luck xx

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Rob & Lorrae Joyner

Mate a worthy cause. 👍🏻

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Peter Lourenco

Sorry for your loss mate. Hope your not just walking to McDonald’s and back each day.

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James Ward Splicers

Well done mate!! Great cause

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Tania Roy

Good luck Mr! Such an amazing thing you're doing. Lots of love xxx

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Joy Parsons

Good Luck Sasha and family. Thinking of you, with love. Losing your mum and your best friend is so painful, we are so lucky to have had them at all. Your endless love and amazing memories will spur you on every second of the way xx

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Janet Vogel

Couldn't have met such a lovely lady .and Great Nan .xx

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Dean Mchugh

Well done mate, great effort. Dean, Hayley, Marnie and Jaxon x

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Sarah Scott

To Sasha and family, thinking of you all and remembering lovely Avis. Love from Sarah & Shane xx

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Otis

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Mickey Ring

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Paul Mooney

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John Curley

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Tony Gallagher

Good luck mate x

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Asti Madden

£20

Mark Campen

£20

Darren Powell

£20

Sigi Carson

I've lost two very close people to cancer in the last year. Well done for doing this.

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Neal Bailey

Keep going mate

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Anna Wilson

Good Luck Sasha & Co! A really lovely thing to do in your Mums memory xx

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Nathan Harper

Top work fella *Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be plays in the background

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Kian Wood

Your mum was a wonderful lady who always made me feel so welcome. Huge love to all as you are truly amazing x

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Paul Alderman

Good luck Christian. xx

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Jess Mills

Well done to you all - especially the little legs!!

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Malcolm Mcintyre

£10

Chris

Wish I could give more xx

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Ralph Pedersen

Good luck Christian!

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Craig Winters

Good luck mate - great cause

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Helen Brennan

A really great cause and wishing you all the best . Xx

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Zelinda Demelas

I am sure she is so proud, what a fantastic way to remember her!! x

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Nicola Vogel

In memory of Avis. A lovely lady. Good luck on your walk.

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Marie Snowsill

Your Mum will always be part of my school day memories, she was so lovely. Walk with your heads held high, you are all so amazing xxxx

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Allison Roberts

Amazing thing to do in honour of such a lovely lady. Lots of love, Allison, Dan, William and Harrison x

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Amy Scott

Avis was an amazing lady. Such a lovely Thing to do in memory of her. Routing for you all on your walk. Love from Amy & Rory xxx

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Liam B

Sending love from the Baxter's xxx

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Anne-marie Haxell

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Mark Philpot

For Avis...

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Michelle Horsley (ling)

I will always have fond memories of Avis from my La Salette days! Wishing you all the best of luck and lots of love xxxx

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Caroline O’brien

I have very fond memories of Avis, a lovely lady lost too soon. You are all amazing and doing your mum proud! Keep going guys..you can do it xx

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Anonymous

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Kate, Dan & Amelie X

Well done to You all xxxx

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Louise Mark & George Xx

Well done to you all, Avis was a truly lovely lady xx

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Paul Hardee

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Matthew Linnett

Great effort mate, all the best.

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Jim Vander Meersch

Great challenge mate, many congrats on completing, absolute legend pal!!

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Jack Lipsham-carr

Great effort big man, good luck!

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Miles Stubbs

Bit late to the party, well done for doing it mate, great cause. Xx

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Keith Drewrey

Good luck mate

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Tom Atkinson

Great Idea mate. Your mum would have been proud x

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James Clack

Go for it Timmers!

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Rosie Gills

Best of luck Christian! You can do it :)

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Dean Fournier

Good luck matey

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Lucy Harrison

What an amazing idea! Good luck and lots of love to you and your family xxx

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Emma Gallagher

Amazing idea, good luck with it! Sending you and your family lots of love x

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Paul Kinsman

Keep going mate

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Penny Taberman

Well done all what a fantastic way to honour a fabulous lady

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Simon Cook

Good Luck Mate. Your mum would be very proud of you.X

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Nancy Duz

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Danny O’driscoll

Good luck 👍

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Mel

A lovely thing for you all to do for your lovely mum xx

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Patricia Crowley

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Matthew Hunt

Well done mate! x

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Ap

Blisters 5. Timmers 75. Nice one buddy.

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Jodie Shearer

❤️

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Alice Poole

You'll smash it mate. Proud of you - and what a great cause x

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Matt

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Stephen Fehrenbach

Good luck mate

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Michelle Odish

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Anonymous

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Johanna Creak

GO ONE TIMMERMAN! I can imagine you need all the support you can get to want to walk around Romford for that long ;)

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Sasha Timmermans

That missing £1 was really annoying me