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Knockout memories of Leanne

PUBLISHED: 14:54 21 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:28 03 March 2010

AN It's a Knockout competition was held on Saturday in

remembrance of a much-loved Ipswich teenager.

The event which was held at Holywells High School saw crowds of people join in the fun as teams dressed up, ran obstacle races and got thoroughly messy.

AN It's a Knockout competition was held on Saturday in

remembrance of a much-loved Ipswich teenager.

The event which was held at Holywells High School saw crowds of people join in the fun as teams dressed up, ran obstacle races and got thoroughly messy.

Later they would get covered in custard and soaked with water-all for a good cause.

Leeanne Baldry died last September after a long fight against heart disease. Family members at the event on Saturday had no doubt she would be looking down on them.

Her Grandmother fondly remembered the granddaughter she used to live with.

"She would have really enjoyed today and would have thought it was great fun."

Her cousin, Michelle Benson, agreed, "It has been quite hard to hold the tears back today but it has really been a good day, she will be looking down on us and having a laugh."

Leeanne's little brother, Adam, 8, was also there for the day wondering around with his face painted and enjoying the ice cream and bouncy castle.

As well as the It's a Knockout

competition there was a charity auction with prizes donated from Ipswich Town, Radio One and many others including Bill Wyman. There were at least 36 items on auction.

Jane Garner was a member of the Saucy Sinners team and attended with members of Sliming World to enjoy the day.

"It has been fun so far and we have been so lucky with the weather as rain was

forecast.

"Leeanne's grandmother comes to our class so that is how we got involved and it is a really worthwhile cause, although I am not looking forward to the water and custard."

Leeanne was a member of the YMCA and many of her friends from the group came along to support the day.

Hayley Middle, 19, was in the team called The Monkeys, she said: "I was friendly with Leeanne through the YMCA and it was very important that I came today because I know that this is what she would have wanted.

"We are just waiting for the fire engine to arrive before we start getting soaked, Leeanne would be looking down on us at the moment and laughing at how silly we look."

All proceeds from the event will go to the Leeanne Baldry Memorial Fund, for the Rothchild Ward and Ronald McDonald House at Guy's Hospital in London where she received treatment.

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