Woman to walk on fire for Penny Brohn

PUBLISHED: 08:00 25 October 2015

Sarah Godfrey (right) with colleague, Emma Smith.

Sarah Godfrey (right) with colleague, Emma Smith.


A Backwell woman will attempt to complete a firewalk to raise money in memory of her mother.

Sarah Godfrey, aged 38, will aim to walk 15ft across burning hot coals in memory of Pamela Yeats, from Clevedon, who died of cancer in 2012 aged 61.

Sarah has decided to use the opportunity to raise money for Penny Brohn Cancer Care which cared for her mum during her illness. The charity, based in Chapel Pill Lane, impressed Sarah so much that she now works as its community and challenges fundraising assistant.

She said: “We were in a state of shock and didn’t know where to turn, so I started researching and soon found Penny Brohn Cancer Care.

“It was revolutionary. Mum learned a lot about how to live well with cancer and immediately changed her lifestyle to feel better.”

Sarah will complete the firewalk in her mum’s home town of Clevedon on November 13 at the rugby club in Southey Road and has persuaded three friends to take on the challenge alongside her.

She added: “I’m a bit scared but not nervous – I know she’ll be smiling down on us.

“I think that, because it’s in mum’s home town, determination (to succeed) is overpowering everything.

“We just want to do our best for my beautiful mum and a wonderful charity.

“I thank the girls, they’re amazing and always there for me. They were there when mum passed away and signed up to the firewalk without hesitation.”

The firewalk, which will be held from 6-10pm, will also mark the 35th anniversary of Penny Brohn Cancer Care.

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