Team Sparkle

Five Friends and a Sister are taking part in the Walk in Her Name Step Challenge in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action in memory of our friend and sister, Sarah Emly

In memory of our friend and sister Sarah Emly; Kate, Katie, Lee Ann, Abi, Lizzie and Sarah's sister Gillian are taking part in the "Walk in Her Name" Step Challenge in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action this March.

Every year, 295,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer globally. In 2015 Sarah was one of them. She was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer aged just 41, having suffered vague gastro-intestinal symptoms for only three months. Approximately half of these 295,000 women will not survive beyond five years. Sarah was one of them. She lived for just 2.5 years after her diagnosis, passing away in December 2017. We love her and miss her so much, but we shall never forget her.

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the five of us in Team Sparkle (so named because Sarah loved a bit of sparkle) are each taking 295,000 steps throughout the month to raise funds for life-saving research into ovarian cancer that will help these women, and the next generation, to survive this disease.

Please help motivate us to brave the March weather in London, Surrey, Devon and Scotland so we can each rack up the requisite 295,000 steps needed and raise £295 each (or £1475 as Team Sparkle) in order to help fund this critical scientific research.

#stepforeverywoman

Thank you to our Sponsors

£1,000

Mum And Dad

Good luck for your March walks in memory of Sarah and in support of such a worthy cause. Love Mum and Dad

£500

Mark & Matthew

We are proud of you. Keep on going! Love Mark & Matthew

£212

Olivia Mayell

So proud of you. And what a tribute to Sarah. x

£200

Tim Emly

In the words of those music legends that are Five - Keep on Movin!! All the best and good luck. Love Ellie, Tim, Arlo, Artis, Zephy and Coco (you could take her for a walk!!)

£106

Anonymous

Go for it Lizzie

£106

Budden’s

£106

David Flin

Good luck - a great cause

£106

Ben Bourne

Best of luck Kate!

£106

Harold Hutchinson

Keep on walkin'. H

£106

Christopher Baird

Kate, a worthy cause. Well done. Kind rgds

£106

Caroline Gill

Good luck to you all!

£106

Jennie

Well done Lizzie - this is a lovely idea

£106

Bish

Great Cause - well done you and your team

£106

Ben, Hollie, Dylan And Josh

Good luck from all of us xx

£100

Nicola Mallard

Great cause Kate. good luck

£100

Nicola Mallard

Great cause Kate - good luck

£100

Michael Donnelly

Phenomenally important cause Kate. M

£100

Abi

Well done Katie a sterling effort and example to us all...xx

£100

Maria And John Emly

Good luck for your March walks in memory of Sarah and in support of such a worthy cause.

£100

Maria And John Emly

Good luck for your March walks in memory of Sarah and in support of such a worthy cause

£100

Maria And John Emly

Good luck for your March walks in memory of Sarah and in support of such a worthy cause

£100

Maria And John Emly

Good luck for your March walks in memory of Sarah and in support of such a worthy cause

£100

Maria Andjohn Emly

Good luck for your March walks in memory of Sarah and in support of such a worthy cause

£80

Caroline Foulger

£80

Msncy Smith

I am very happy to donate to such a worthy cause! XO

£75

Benedict Hunt

Does this mean we can't take taxis when we are out marketing?!!! Best of luck!

£53

Emma Cox

Go Lizzie!

£53

Emma Cox

Go Lizzie! :)

£53

Kate Hagley

£53

Gillian Chaplin

£53

Jessie

£53

Lizzie Broadbent

£53

Claire Wilson

Great cause and you're off to a great start - over 15,000 steps on day 1!

£53

Suzy Collins And Family

Good luck to you all!

£53

Abi Nicoll

Fantastic achievement Katie. Xx

£53

Kirstin And Alex

Well done Katie, so proud of you and thanks for dragging me along on a few miles with you.

£53

Simon Calvert

£53

Roger Cursley

RIP Sarah; so sad.... Good luck with steps Kate - hope the weather is kind!

£53

Nigel & Judy Kennett

Well done, Kate. And enjoy your steps! xx

£53

Holly, Jonathan & Benedict X

Go Team Sparkle!

£53

Chris Woods

Good luck with those steps!

£53

Anonymous

£53

Sarah Courtnry

Go team! Sarah courtney

£53

The Comers

Go for it, Katie - we are proud of you! Love from Mary & Simon xx

£53

David Harvey

This is for a great cause and I look forward to joining you on some of the walks, particularly the 7 hills of Edinburgh!

£53

Jeremy Wells

Good luck Katie - great cause and a great way to remember Sarah.

£53

Ian Warmerdam

well done!! Ian & Catherine Warmerdam

£53

Suzy & Stuart Beety

Super effort, for a great cause xxxx

£53

Hunter Hillcoat

Better late to donate than never. Well done, Kate. Great cause - my sister is a (2x) ovarian cancer survivor.

£53

Katie

Team Sparkle. It's been an honour walking with you all in Sarah's name. Well done everyone. Big hugs Kxx

£53

Richard Broadbent

Lovely idea. Best of luck.

£53

Andrew Lyon

Well done Abi & team!

£53

Paul Ainger

Amazing effort. Well done to all.

£53

Monika Khullar

Good luck Lizzie and team Well done for doing this. Monika x

£53

Alexandra Ayres

£53

Helen Louise Pearce Harvey

Amazing effort Katie and Team Sparkle in memory of a special lady....well done xxx

£53

Jilly Broadbent

Totally worthwhile cause.Well done Lizzie and good luck. Epsom salts in warm water is good for soaking sore feet.

£53

Alison Williams-walker

Good luck - fantastic cause!

£50

Ian Gordon

Good luck Kate!

£50

Lucinda & Steve

Best of luck to you and the team - such a worthy cause. xx

£50

Emily Ash

Go girl - believe in you all the way

£50

Al Reid

Fantastic cause, and a great effort

£50

Bennie + Becci

Best of luck Katie! All our love, go go go! Xxx

£50

Alex & Natalie

Good luck Lizzie, great cause.

£50

Anthony And Vanessa Harvey

Well done - tremendous achievement

£50

Julia

Very proud of you Katie x

£50

Janie St John

£50

Jackie Broomhead

Well done Katie. Jackie x

£50

Sue Hale

What a lovely tribute to Sarah and well done to the Team. x

£50

Sally Johnston

Great effort. Enjoy walking

£50

Meg Calvert

Well done Kate xx

£50

N & E

What a legend you are. Xx

£50

Anonymous

£42

Anonymous

£40

Christopher And Lucy Delacombe

Very impressed by the miles being put in.

£40

The Harraways

Go Katie!! 200 miles already! A fantastic achievement for a great cause. C,R,R&I x

£32

Nathan Piper

Good luck

£32

Clare O'callaghan

Good luck, Kate!

£32

Hannah Nicolas

Go Kate! x

£32

Jeannie And Mark Emly

In loving memory of Sarah, from Jeannie, Mark and family x

£32

Clare Tooley

Good luck. A cause too close to my own heart and my love goes to Sarah’s family and friends. Clare xx

£31

Dave Cole

Best of luck for a super worthy cause!!

£31

Rhona Laming

Well done Lizzie. Such a worthwhile cause

£31

Alicia Dove

Happy to contribute, what a great way to remember your friend. Good luck!

£31

Alan Brierley

Best of luck

£31

Nicky Day

Good luck. Enjoy the walk

£31

Suzanne Porter

Good luck Kate and Team Sparkle!

£31

John Hogan

Hoping for decent weather on the day.

£31

Lenka

Well done Lizzie, what a great thing to do! xx

£31

Paula Kennedy

£31

Melissa Lavin

Hi Gillian Well done, what an awesome cause. All the best Melissa

£31

Oliver St John

Good luck Katie

£31

Kirsty Payne

Sounds like a lot of steps, but such a worthwhile cause. Well done Lizzie and team. x

£31

Ali Vincent

Well done Katie! You star! 🤩

£31

The Lyells

Great effort Katie! P&A&A&H&F

£31

Helen Davey (a Friend Of Liz's)

Congratulations!

£31

James Illsley

Good luck with the steps and hope the knee holds out!

£31

Mark Strudwick

Delighted to sponsor you, Katie, good luck! Much love Mark

£31

James Illsley

Good luck to Team Sparkle!

£31

Katherine Chiu

£31

Lucy Strathon

You did it Katie - Well done to you and the team! Your poor feet! Lx

£31

Elaine Small

£31

Lee Ann Thompson

£30

Jane S

I hope the Edinburgh weather is kind to you!! Wish I was closer to help natter away the miles - great cause, well done to you and the team xoxo

£30

Sarah Wheatley

Well done Katie and co... what an amazing effort for your friend xxx

£30

Liz

Brilliantly done.

£30

Louise

£30

Jen Bett

Good luck Kate!

£30

The Healds

Such an amazing feat! Well done Katie - you go girl!!!

£30

Emma Reed

Good luck, always here if you want some company x

£30

Andrew Blain

Good luck Kate!

£30

Jim Miller

Good luck Lizzie

£30

Sophie Dela

Go for it! What a wonderful way to celebrate Sarah's life and continue her fundraising for ovarian cancer research. I remember rattling buckets with her at Waterloo Station while she was undergoing treatment. Much love to all.

£27

John Lott

£25

Lizzie Fullerton

I'm so sorry about your friend Lizzie. It's great you're doing this. xxx

£25

Lorraine Yates

Well done Abi xx

£25

Abi Nicoll

Brilliant Katie!

£25

Luke Ahern & Family

£21

Adam Clarkson

Wow, that is a challenge to set yourself. Good luck and look forward to a catch up and hearing more about Sarah.

£21

Traci Alford

What a great cause. Thank you

£21

Luke Hooker

Great cause - enjoy the walks

£21

Anna Crowe

Good luck with the challenge and hope the weather is kind to you x

£21

Nicole Stout

Keep up the great walking!

£21

Melanie Todd

Great cause, good luck. Mel

£21

Katherine Hart

Go go Katie! What a fantastic effort to honour your friend x

£21

Jen

I’m super impressed with what you’re doing Katie. And what a great cause xxx

£21

Christina Brooks

Good luck for your step challenge.

£21

Frances

Fab effort Katie!

£20

Danielle

Thank you for raising awareness of such an important issue. So sorry for your loss, well done in keeping your friends memory Alice, good luck on the walk x

£20

Juliette Duthie

Good luck Lizzie

£20

Charlotte Morris

Good luck with your challenge my lovely friend - such a worthy cause and in memory of dear Sarah. Sending you lots of positive encouragement xx

£20

Anna Hind

Well done Katie, fab challenge and really worthwhile cause. Wishing you lots of luck, look forward to hearing about it in person over a congratulatory glass of wine: )

£20

Fraser

Good luck!

£20

Lin Gray

Good luck Gillian!

£16

Matthew Chaplin

Excellent work mummy! Nearly halfway there. Keep going best mummy ever. Love from Bubby xoxox

£16

Paula Macgregor

Amazing effort all round, well done to you and all team Sparkle you have done your friend proud. Special mention to your walking buddy Liz ( my swim buddy ) your efforts have inspired me to do the seven hills walk soon !! Thank you and good luck 🙌🏻🙌🏻

£16

Anonymous

£15

Atlanta

Legend. Wear sunscreen xx

£15

Julia

Good luck!

£15

Rebecca Woods

Super proud

£13

Anonymous

£13

Louise Wilson

£13

Virginia Bull

£13

Wendi Wheeler

£13

Freddie Woods

£13

Susan Riordan

Good Luke Kate. Great Cause !!!!

£13

Alex Wipf

Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all!

£13

Martha Ford

£13

Anonymous

Well done, Katie! Love R, C, E & J xxxx

£13

Anna Warrender

Good luck! Very impressed with your programme so far!!

£13

Kate Clarke

£13

Jill Pryse-davies

Enjoy your walking, I'm sure the dogs will too :). Great cause.xx

£11

Tom Brookhouse

Congratulations Kate! Cracking effort for a great cause!

£11

Emily G

£5

Abigail Gill

£5

Katie Harvey

£5

Jl

£5

Anonymous

A great cause to support ❤️ Good luck!