Sarah wants everyone to do Crazy Hats walk

Sarah Barnes is doing the Crazy Hats walk in March
Sarah Barnes is doing the Crazy Hats walk in March

A woman who has had breast cancer is encouraging as many people as possible to take part in a sponsored walk to raise cash for the group that supported her.

Weight Watchers leader Sarah Barnes has raised money for the Crazy Hats charity for 10 years, never guessing that one day she would be relying on them for help.

She said: “The first time I met Dr Matthews, my oncologist, I was sitting in a plane preparing to jump out at 13,000ft to raise money for Crazy Hats. The second time was much more scary as I had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“As a Weight Watchers leader I was looking for a local charity to support. Ten years ago we chose Crazy Hats as breast cancer had touched so many members lives. Little did I think they would be supporting me.

“When I turned 50 I had my first mammogram and I was diagnosed with breast cancer. One of the first people I spoke to was Glennis at Crazy Hats.

“You never think it will be you but when it is the support group at Crazy Hats is fantastic. They really helped me. Talking to others who have been there was just amazing. I am now back at work running meetings in the Earls Barton area and local Weight Watchers leaders are getting as many members as possible to do the Crazy Hats walk this year.”

Anyone interested in joining Sarah on the Wicksteed Park walk on Sunday, March 22, can call her on 07891 524473.