Walk For Pia

Inspired by Pia Eaves, we are undertaking a Gavin and Stacey themed 
200 mile fundraising walk between Billericay and Barry Island (20th April - 1st May 2022) to raise money for pancreatic cancer

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What?

We are walking 200 miles from Billericay, Essex, to Barry Island, South Wales, to honour Pia's life and raise money for pancreatic cancer.  The walk is based on the TV series 'Gavin and Stacey', a show that is loved by Pia and her family

Why?

Raising awareness and funds for research into early detection and improving treatment for a dreadful disease

 

Making Pia proud of her family and friends in the process

When?

20th April - 1st May 2022


Billericay to Barry Island in 12 days

All welcome to join the core group of walkers at any time along the journey

Targeting to raise over £100,000

 

Pancreatic cancer

We are walking to raise money for pancreatic cancer, a cancer that has the worst survival rates in all 20 most common cancers. 

Pia Eaves, a healthy fitness instructor lost her battle to this disease at the age of 54. We are walking so that we can limit the number of other families that have to go through it. 

Gavin and stacey

This walk is inspired by the BBC sitcom 'Gavin and Stacey'. The walk begins in Billericay where Gavin lived and ends at Marco's kiosk, where Stacey worked, in Barry Island.  Pia was brought up in Barry Island and her family owned the kiosk throughout Pia's teenage years.

Pia used to watch Gavin and Stacey all the time to cheer herself up, and she has now passed that love on to her family. 

The theme music to the programme was played at Pia's funeral and we will be walking in between the houses of Gavin and Stacey as a testament to her.

Contact

If you are interested in keeping up to date with our walk, please follow our socials. The account names are 'Walk for Pia' and we will be keeping it updated throughout our walk. 

We welcome anyone to join in the walk with us, and if you are abroad, feel free to walk any of the miles with us!

And most importantly, please donate! We would appreciate any donations you could give. 

Repost and share any of our socials with friends and family to spread the word. 

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Pia Eaves
Loved mum, wife, sister and friend

All donations to this cause will go to PanCan UK, a charity that with enough funding could have saved Pia. 

Where do we even begin describing Pia. She had an unbelievable zest for life. She was a passionate, hilarious, intelligent, beautiful and extraordinary woman who never took herself too seriously. There was not one person who met Pia who had a bad word to say about her.

Pia was quite the jet setter, having travelled to some incredible places and living in them too. Her family relocated to Dubai in 2003 where Pia began her fitness journey. She quickly fell in love with it and became a personal trainer and fitness instructor - it was perfect for her, she got to meet lots of new people and exercise whilst doing it! The family returned to the UK in 2014 where she continued her love for fitness and life.

She was so close to her family - having been in love with Simon, her husband since the age of 16. They brought up 2 daughters, Rhiannon and Emilia. We were an unstoppable force, a unit that was unbreakable and so so close. Pia was definitely the social butterfly that kept us all living our most amazing and privileged life. 

Pia was taken from us far too soon, and the world will forever be a darker place without her bright smile and cackle of a laugh guiding us through. She was one in a trillion and devastation at her loss doesn't even describe the pain. 

This walk is for our mum, wife and friend, who we know would be the first person to go out of their way to help anyone, and we want to honour her by trying to help other families and prevent the pain we, and many others, are going through. 

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