Skydive for Lidia

By James Hall

I am undertaking a 15,000ft skydive - please support Pancreatic Cancer UK and leave a donation in memory of Lidia

As we approach the one year anniversary of Lidia's passing, I am raising money for the terrible disease that she so bravely fought. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest 5-year survival rate of any of the 22 common cancers, at just 6.9%, and more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months. Despite these shocking statistics, only 2% of the annual UK cancer research budget goes into pancreatic cancer, as highlighted by this website and other sources. 

In memory of Lidia, and to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK, I will be skydiving on Sunday 18th April. I will be making the jump from 15,000ft - that's almost three miles up. Lidia, whilst rolling her eyes in slight concern, would be utterly thrilled about the efforts we are all making to raise these funds. So please leave a donation and share a thought about what Lidia meant to you and your life. Thank you

My Achievements

Reached 100% of goal

Reached 50% of goal

Shared page

Self donated

My Updates

19th March 2021 Update: Looking back, and looking forward

Today is the one year anniversary of Lidia's funeral. It is also just one month before the skydive. The grief and sense of loss we feel may still be strong, but the incredible ongoing response this fundraising campaign has generated is a true testament to Lidia, her life, and how we remember her. 
I thank everyone who has donated thus far, and would encourage the sharing of this fundraising page with others who may not have seen it yet. I look forward to updating this page again on Sunday 18th April

Thank you to my Supporters

£125

Barry Hall

Lidia was a wonderful person to share my life with, each day was full of light and love. Lidia received a lot of support and advice from Pancreatic Cancer UK, so would be thrilled that we are able to help other sufferers through this fundraising initiative.

£104

Jane Rasmussen

We loved Lidia very much and miss her. Such a ray of sunshine.

£104

Lay Hoon Tan

Lidia was a wonderful person and teacher. She is constantly in my thoughts and definitely much missed. Thank you James for doing your mother proud.

£104

Steph Davies

Good luck James. Such a special thing to do in memory of your beautiful mother.

£104

Stella & John Chan

Lidia was the most wonderful and caring friend and teacher. We are blessed to have known her and we miss her very much. What a lovely way to remember her, enjoy the skydive James!!

£104

Jennings And Barrett

We know how close you were. Wishing you well .

£104

Rob Allen

James.... you're great!.....a crazy brave thing to do in memory of a vibrant, positive, life-loving, God-fearing, very brave lady. Good luck with the fund raising and enjoy the jump!!

£100

Annie Hall

For a lovely mother-in-law, who so bravely battled pancreatic cancer. Lidia was a wonderful, caring person who always thought about others and supported many charities, so she would be proud. Let's do our best to exceed the target and raise money for research and resources that could help others in the future.

£100

Shelley

Dear Lidia, Thank you for our shared hours, days and even weeks exploring, studying, practicing, drinking coffee and laughing on our yoga journey. Miss you. Love you.

£100

James Hall

For a truly special mother, with me now and always

£100

Vanessa Swann

For my friend Lidia who I miss very much. I got to know Lidia in India and we kept in touch. She was the friend you could trust and confide in, in a way that was straighforward and without judgement. She was caring and considerate of others and would also look for the postive. Family meant the world to her and I can see her now laughing and glowing with pride for Barry, James and Marie-anne.

£100

Alison Springett

Good luck James raising funds in memory of such a lovely lady for a cause which is close to my heart, too. Don't forget to pull the cord!

£100

Steve Norris

Good luck James. I hope it goes well. A worthy cause in memory of a lovely lady.x

£100

Marie-anne Hall

For a wonderful mother and beautiful person who had so much positive energy, kindness and joy. Let's keep raising awareness so that others will benefit from the work this fantastic charity does for people with Pancreatic Cancer.

£100

Elizabeth Tucker

£83.20

David And Laura Munro

Lidia was wonderfully positive and a truly admirable lady. Good luck raising funds for such a worthy cause!

£78

David Philpott

Lydia was such a lovely friend to so many. She will be remembered with love. David and Frances

£75

Christopher, Margaret And Selina Wood

Remembering Lidia, such a cheerful and kind friend who we miss. Good luck with the parachute jump and raising funds for such a worthy cause!

£75

John, Temi And Mary Kuti

Lidia's gentle voice, warm smile and inner strength were some of the many wonderful qualities we remember about her. Barry and family, continue to take comfort in knowing that Lidia's life made a positive impact on so many. It is wonderful for James to remember Lidia this way, and in doing so, to positively impact the lives of many more in her memory. Have a great jump James!

£62.40

Anonymous

I think this is great thing you're doing in Lidia's memory. Although I didn't know her well, I do remember how friendly she was when I chatted to her at the coffee morning after St John's church. Your brave effort will directly help other families. Thank you!

£62.40

Elizabeth James

I was very fond of Lidia. My husband died of Pancreatic cancer in 1989, aged just 51

£62.40

Andrew Naylor

Enjoy the view while it lasts, James! This is a really worthwhile fundraiser in memory of a wonderful lady I was privileged to have known.

£62.40

Jenni Roche

Dear Lidia, I will always remember your loving and gentle nature. Blessed to have known you. Love and miss you, Jenni x

£62.40

Linda Kirby

Hope all goes well for you in this adventure!

£60

Stephen Cvii?

£52

Elizabeth James

£52

Ralph Beddoes

£52

Stuart Cox

Good Luck James

£52

Jo Davies

I have such fond memories of lovely chats with Lidia after church whilst I was growing up. A gorgeous lady from a lovely family who is very much missed. And a fantastic cause to support. Best of luck James! X

£52

Mimi Ko

Lidia, thank you for being my inspiration and for your graciousness as a dear friend. Yoga will never be the same without you. Good luck with the skydive James. A wonderful charity and one that lies close to my heart. ❤

£52

Gillian & Peter Carvin

Very best of luck James, a wonderful way to remember Lidia a lovely gentle lady, we had the pleasure of knowing

£52

Henrietta Cohen

I was a member of Lidia's NLU3A Yoga group and learnt so much from her. Last week when I was doing Warrior 1 I suddenly heard her voice 'stretch that back leg, Henrietta' - it was as clear as a bell. Thank you Lidia

£52

Shailini Pankaj Shah

Lidia was a very special person in our life. Best Yoga teacher. We really miss her. Hope you will achieve your target. Very best wishes for your Skydive.

£52

Inge Juchler

Lidia was an inspirational teacher with a magnanimous soul - and fondly remembered. Good luck on the day to James and Barry.

£50

John Turner

In memory of Lidia, who by much kindness and generosity of spirit, meant so much to many people

£50

Julie And Lisa Coombs

Lidia was a lovely, kind lady and she would be very proud of you for doing this James and helping the charity to keep doing such crucial work for others.

£50

Steve And Fo Coombs

£50

Tom & Margot Huish

Good luck James. Lovely way to remember the lovely Lidia.

£50

Kevin & Eileen

Such a worthy cause the we are glad to support in memory of Lidia.

£41.60

Christine Coles

In memory of our dear friend Lidia, a lovely, warm, caring lady. We have many happy memories of our times together. Lidia's love and Christian faith shone through in her words and deeds, she was a true inspiration and encouragement to us. What a wonderful tribute to her making this skydive which will help such an important cause. Love to you all.

£41.60

Gillian Garvie

Dear James, I didn't know your Mum very well but always when we met she was gentle and kind with a warmth that was clearly visible. Good Luck with your parachute jump!

£41.60

Tayo Kuti

In loving memory of Lidia, such a wonderful warm and gentle lady. She lived a few doors away and we usually saw each other at the gym and in church and would have a lovely chat. Good luck for the jump, what a brave and wonderful thing to do in your mum's memory.

£41.60

Lynne Beckwith

Go brave James, well done. Lidia was so suddenly gone from Church, I couldn’t believe it had happened, and now I can’t believe a year has passed. She is so missed & would be so proud of you; doing something to help those to come

£31.20

Michael David Stanley

good luck James. Didn't get to spend as much time with Lidia as I would have liked but remember her with great affection. Michael

£31.20

Helen And Ed Newman

Lidia was a warm and generous hearted friend to many and gave much to our community. Much love to you all and good luck James!

£31.20

Janet Leach

I have many fond memories of my dear friend Lidia. We first met at St. John's School nursery and have since shared many happy times catching up with our family news. Good luck James, your mum would be very proud.

£31.20

Shakun Heard

Lidia was a very special lady,always kind and thoughtful.She was an exceptional yoga teacher who later became a dear friend.What a lovely way to remember her,James

£31.20

Joyce Brand

I have so many fond memories of Lidia... singing with her in the choir; catching up about concerts, her yoga and both our families. Enjoying a cup of tea and her lovely cake. A very warm lady who is sorely missed. Good luck with the skydive James.

£31.20

Pauline And Maurice Alexander

Remembering Lidia, a kind and caring person.

£31.20

Benjamin Rutt-field

All the best James you mother was a wonderful person much loved by so many. It was a privilege to know her & journey with her through her struggles in her final months. My prayers & blessings for the jump 😇🙏Fr Ben

£30.16

Beatrice Ahmed

Lydia was a wonderful teacher and I know that no one can ever match her. She was a warm person, entirely dedicated and focused. Good luck James, your mum would have been proud of you!

£30.16

Kay Gray

I have fond memories of Lidia and miss seeing her in the garden and having a chat... Every good wish for the jump!

£30.16

Ronald Vinton

Very brave gesture your mother would be proud of you ..safe jump James

£30

Elvin Formosa

For Lidia who as a friend always shared a warm smile that reflected the deep kindness in her heart. I have fond memories of Lidia in St John’s choir, at regular services and special events in our church. Good luck James with fundraising for such a noble cause.

£29

Nicola Davies

Good luck James what an incredible thing you are doing. I feel so lucky to have such happy memories of your dearest mum. Written with thanks. Love to you all

£28

Carol Pacey

Wonderful of you to do this James. I have fond memories of dear Lidia. A beautiful person, inside and out.

£26

Janet And Andy Beal

Terrific James. A fitting tribute and such a worthy cause. Lidia was a beautiful lady and we remember her with love. Wishing you a great skydive experience. From the Beals.

£26

Tessa Bull

Lydia was always a lovely presence in the yoga room and is missed by us all.

£26

Steve And Ali Barnett

Good luck James. Such a wonderful thing to do in memory of our lovely Lidia. Beautiful inside and out.

£26

Judith Waldman

Your mother Lidia was a very warm and gracious lady. It was always lovely to see her at yoga workshops. Good luck in your jump and well done.

£25

Felicity Rawles

£20.80

Fran Jones

Good luck James. Still miss your mum as she was such an integral part of the choir.

£20.80

Andy Beal

You are mad - but it is for a good cause, so good luck! Enjoy!

£20.80

Carol Levy

Remembering Lidia as such a kind and caring friend. Hope you enjoy the skydive James!

£20.80

Patricia Jones

I think of your lovely mother and hear her voice every time I practice yoga,she taught me a great deal. Hope all goes well James, on the 18th April .

£20.80

Maureen Gray

Dear Lidia was always so kind to me and I miss our 'waves'! Take care and warmest wishes to the family.

£20.80

Gerry Silver

Lidia was a dear friend, kind, caring and generous, a wonderful teacher with a true yogic spirit and a great inspiration to me and many others. Still greatly missed. Wishing you. a successful sky-dive. Rather you than me, but best of luck on the day!

£20.80

Steve Vinton

Thinking of you all. I wish you every success in your forthcoming jump; I know your Mum would be so proud of you.

£20.80

Peter And Lizmurray

Go for it James

£20

Chandra Barrett

Lydia was such a wonderful person & I loved her so much, anything I give here would be pitiful. I knew her for a very short time but she had a huge influence on me. I wish you all the luck in the world, not just for this event but in all your life, always. In her remembrance always!

£20

Pauline Litchfield

In loving memory of my dear friend Lidia who always thought of others before herself and who I miss more than words can say.Your Mum would be very proud James

£20

Krishna

It was a privilege to have known Lidia. Good luck with the sky dive!

£20

Aga

It has been a privilege to have known Lidia. She was a wonderful friend, easy to talk to, never judgmental, kind and caring. I will always remember her with love. All the best to the family.

£15.60

Heather Urquhart

£15.60

Estelle Eugene

Lidia was such a lovely person - she will always be remembered with great affection. Good luck with the Sky Dive.

£15.60

Kala Shah

Dearly missed with fond memories of Lidia - the Best fully dedicated Yoga Teacher Best wishes to Barry & James for raising funds fir a very worthy charity

£15.60

Pushpa Patel

Lidia was such a lovely, soft spoken and kind hearted person. She was a brilliant yoga teacher. We always kept in touch long after after I stopped attending her classes. Wishing James best wishes for the challenge in memory of his beautiful mum.

£15.60

Annette Wooton

In memory of dear Lidia and to advance the work of early detection of Pancreatic Cancer

£15.60

Anonymous

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Elaine Liffchak

I wish you all the best for your very worthwhile parachute jump in said of pancreatic cancer. I would see Lidia every week at Diana Clifton's class.

£15.60

Catherine Mitri

I clearly remember my last chat with Lidia where she reminisced about the wonderful memories she and Barry had created throughout the years on their many travels. She was such a warm human being and so easy to talk to. Good luck James; a wonderful thing to do in your mum's memory.

£15.60

Caroline Gomes

Lidia will be always remembered and never forgotten. She was the best yoga teacher I have ever known. Good Luck James, your mum will be very proud of you.

£15

Roshan Dada

Bless you James for such a wonderful tribute for your mum. Lidia was a very special person. She was gracious, warm and caring. Yoga sessions will never be the same without her... My thoughts and prayers are with her. May her soul rest in peace. Good luck with your jump.

£10.40

Mary Philips

£10.40

Mr. Babasola Kuti

May her soul continue to rest in peace.

£10.40

Louise Leonard