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Help Give Toni & Jim The Wedding They Deserve

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Toni's Story...

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In June 2017, our beautiful friend Toni was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 24. Toni was given just 20% chance of survival. Of course, such a diagnosis is a massive blow to anyone, but for Toni, it was exceptionally cruel. Having battled with endometriosis all of her life, Toni had only just received the go-ahead for IVF treatment, which she had fought long and hard for. All Toni has ever wanted in life is to be a mother.

Despite her diagnosis, Toni was determined not to let cancer dim her spirit, and fought on with a kind of strength and positivity which inspired us all. Toni went on to not only fulfil a childhood dream of setting up her own business, but she also set up an Instagram page, which she dedicated to supporting others fighting their own battle with this cruel disease. Toni absolutely poured her love into this,  offering frank, open and honest support to her followers, all whilst undergoing her own gruelling chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  

37702392_1552421056255765_r.jpegAs if that wasn't enough for one person to contend with, since June 2017, Toni has been in remission twice. Toni was diagnosed for a second time with vaginal cancer and a third time with womb cancer. Then, just a month after quietly celebrating Toni being in remission for the third time, we received some devastating news. On 4th February 2019,  Toni learned that not only had her cancer returned, this time it was terminal.  Toni is just 27 years old.

In a cruel twist of fate, just days after finding this out, Toni and her family learned that Toni's father, Derek, who has also been battling cancer, has been given just months left to live.

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Please support us...

On 26th July 2019, Toni plans to marry her incredibly loving and supportive fiancé, our wonderful friend, Jim. Not only have Toni and Jim had their hearts set tying the knot for a long time, it is also Derek's final wish is to see his beautiful daughter walk down the isle. Therefore, we hope that in setting up this page, we may be able to speed things along and make that happen.

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As Toni is no longer in a position to run her business like she used to, and due to both Toni and Jim dedicating the majority of their time to caring for Jim's elderly parents in every way they can, money is quite tight. Therefore, we are hoping to take the pressure off the entire family, including Toni's doting mother Linda and her loving brother Paul, by attempting to relieve the financial demands of organising the wedding.

Please help us to give Toni and Jim the wedding they absolutely deserve, and also support us in granting Derek's final wish.

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Thank you.

All of our love, Ashlea and Jenni xxx
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It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share the news that Toni's dad, Derek, passed away peacefully on 13th April 2019, aged 57 years.

Although Derek did not get his final wish in the end, he did take a huge amount of comfort in knowing that so many of you had given your love and support in trying to make it happen. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for that.

Although bittersweet, the wedding will go ahead as planned❤️

All our love, Ashlea and Jenni xxx




Funeral service to be held on Monday 29th April 2019 at St Martins Church at 10.15am, followed by committal at Anfield crematorium at 11.20am.

All enquires to Desmond L. Bannon & Sons, Elwy Lodge, Old Farm Road, Kirkby, L32 7QY. Tel. 0151 548 5399.
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Hi,

Myself & Jim would like to thank everyone who has donated so far. We are so overwhelmed with the generosity of family, friends, customers and stranger's. Because of everyone's generosity we have been able to pay the venue and church, so it looks like this wedding is officially happening!! It also looks like we will now be able to start feeding a couple of our guests lol!!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us make this day happen. If anyone can donate it would be very much appreciated if you can't that's okay but please share our story!

All our love,
Toni and Jim xx
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Hey Everyone... Jenni and I just wanted to take a moment to tell you all how absolutely overwhelmed and grateful we are for your support <3 Your kindness and generosity is just amazing. Toni has been lost for words, and it's clear that your support really means the world to her and Jim. Honestly, thank you from the bottom of our hearts <3

We are already over our target of £1000, which is just incredible. However, we want to keep this page going as we are aware that Toni's story has touched the hearts of many more who are hoping to donate over the next few days. Thank you!

All our love, Ashlea and Jenni xxx
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