Emma was a wife, a mother, a daughter and a great friend to so many people.
She was diagnosed with a rare aggressive type of cancer (Adrenocortical Carcinoma) in August 2017. This unfortunately metastasised into the lungs and liver over time. She endured various gruelling bouts of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgeries, she fought hard but lost her battle. Emma passed away on the 21st May 2020. She was 41 years old.
Emma was a Primary school teacher for 20 years, a career that she absolutely enjoyed and loved. She was always so encouraging to the children to participate in any kind of sport, because she knew that fitness and exercise is key to their education. She made many friends through the years there, and always looked back with the fondest of memories at her time at Nelmes school.
In her short life she excelled in so many sports. Swimming as a child for 6 years for a club in Essex called Killerwhales, competing up and down the country in various galas. Her Mum and Dad (Mickey & Linda) can testify to all the early starts and the miles put in to help her achieve that!
Emma was a keen runner, sprinting and cross country, something that our eldest son Freddie is now excelling at. Also a love for gymnastics (again, another one of our son's, Charlie has taken a keen interest in).
She also played Hockey with a team in Upminster, a pacey right winger no less!
I can't mention Emma without mentioning West Ham United. We spent many hours watching and cheering them on, some good times, quite a lot of bad, but that's West Ham for you! Our other son Jack is a keen West Ham fan, and plays week in, week out for his local team.
Emma was so loved by everybody, she had such enthusiasm for life, so much love for our boys, always a smile on her face even through the tough times, and that cheeky laugh that I'll never forget.
This charity will be her legacy so that Emma will never be forgotten.