Three special girls bring us together...Abbie, Elsie and Grace.

They were all diagnosed with the same DEADLY DIPG brain tumour. DIPG brain tumours are INOPERABLE. Chemotherapy is INEFFECTIVE, radiotherapy can provide palliative care.

Life expectancy is 9-12 months. Survival  0% . Sadly each of our girls has lost their battle. Help us find a cure for Children's DIPG brain cancer.

Welcome to the Abbie's Army M.A.D (Mums Against DIPG) Lakes Challenge!! We are a team of 20 women with 3 mum's amongst us who all overlapped in treatment at the Royal Marsden hospital in 2011, when our girls were diagnosed with the same terminal DIPG brain tumour.

During our DIPG journeys we have all learned the shortcomings of research in this area, the relative considered rarity of the condition which has been a hindrance and the lack of funding...and yet every 9 days in the UK a family will receive this diagnosis for their child.

They will hear that there is NO cure and NO hope...

From our loss comes HOPE and INSPIRATION and in honour of our Angels on the 25th-26th May 2013 our amazing team will take part in an incredible 24hr challenge!!

We will canoe 33km, cycle 21kms and climb and abseil 17kms...including Scafell and Scafell Pike! This is virtually a South to North complete crossing of the Lake District...all to be done in 24hrs.

Please help us raise vital funds that will enable us to contribute specifically to funding a research project for this dreadful illness...a 3 year research post costs around £180,000 !! What fitting tribute if we can save just one family some of the pain that this diagnosis brings in memory of our special Angels.

Sleep tight girls and THANK YOU





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Updates 56

More cash donations added to offline total collected by MAD lovely Jan Skeet another £435 donated. THANK YOU xx

23/07/13 10:11

Cheques received on behalf of MAD Challenger Jan Skeet £185 added to offline totals. THANK YOU from the MAD Team xx

23/07/13 10:09

Further cash donations collected and added to offline totals for Cheryl Bennett £744.30 WELL DONE lovely xx

23/07/13 10:00

On behalf of Cheryl Bennett received cheque donations of £100 from Dowdall Engineering and £500 from Selor Transport. Many Thanks from the MAD team xx

23/07/13 09:55

Thank you to the Savannah Charitable Trust for your cheque of £540.70 on behalf of our MAD lady Cheryl who hosted a Sunday lunch with friends at London Beach. On their Lunch scheme all food proceeds are donated xx

05/07/13 07:14

Raising money for

Abbie's Army

Abbie's Army

Charity Registration No. 1149400

Each year 450 UK children are diagnosed with brain cancer. Among these there is a tumour so DEADLY there is NO effective treatment or CURE - Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG. Responsible for 80% of ALL brain tumour deaths we aim to raise vital research funds & give HOPE to DIPG families.

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Run by Abbie's Army

Charity Registration No. 1149400

Donations 715

Donation by Anonymous on 31/10/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I am a NED with IC24 and yesterday in our Board meeting we talked of your cause. Today I have seen your video; amazing. You have my full support.

Donation by Heather Matheson, Group Board IC24 on 17/09/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/02/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Elsie is often in my thoughts x

Donation by Jules H on 22/02/14


Keep up the good fight! X

Donation by Daryn Letton on 09/12/13


For all the angels who have fought this dreadful disease & their families

Donation by @melee_me on 15/09/13


Today should have been Angel Grace's 7th birthday. Sending lot's of love xxx

Donation by Annabel Corrie on 14/09/13


Wishing you every success in achieving your goal xxx

Donation by Joanna Westwood on 03/09/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

I pray one day there will be a cure x

Donation by Gemma Davis on 02/09/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Funds raised by music magpie items donated by wetherby tennis club.

Donation by Bairbre McKendrick on 26/08/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 24/08/13

Thanks to Family and Friends for their sponsorship and support. xx

Donation by Claire Fox on 13/08/13


+ £175.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 29/07/13


Donation by Anonymous on 25/07/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done A and keep going R

Donation by Anonymous on 25/07/13

Holiday Extras were delighted to sponsor your recent golf day.

Donation by on 25/07/13


Donations from friends & family, staff @ Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent, staff @ Rotherfield & Brook Surgeries, E Sussex, jewellery sold at Folly Wildlife Rescue & selling Spirit For Grace wristbands

Donation by Liz Chandler on 24/07/13


from phoebes dad thank you for your support

Donation by tasha on 23/07/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Ladies, your efforts have been truly inspiring - well done to all of you.

Donation by Charlotte Hucker on 18/07/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 18/07/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Raised by East Haddon School of Dance and other donations in exchange for home-baked cakes by Frequency Telecom

Donation by Helen Blowman on 10/07/13


+ £118.75 Gift Aid

Read your story. Best wishes and good luck with your fundraising.

Donation by Andrew Eccles on 03/07/13


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Very moving story - all the best for your fight against this awful disease.

Donation by Anonymous on 30/06/13


Hello. We read your story about Elsie in the Village magazine and wanted to donate to a good cause.

Donation by Kevin O'Sullivan on 30/06/13


+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£47,985.30
  • Offline donations£26,863.24
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£74,848.54
  • Gift Aid£6,542.63

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