Charlotte Godfrey, 28, says taking on a charity challenge to walk 11,000 steps in a month has helped unite her family, who enjoy walking together, and helped distract from the sadness associated with a diagnosis of Cancer

Charlotte, 28, a freelancer who runs an online business, hopes Chad’s readers will support her efforts. She has already raised nearly £700 but hopes to hit a target of £1,000.

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Charlotte and her father Richard Godfrey

Semi-retired Richard was diagnosed in February last year after his back pain got worse.

After scans and investigations at Park and Kingsmill hospitals, he was told he had advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to his spine. He is now on hormonal treatments, which helps him keep the disease at bay.

Charlotte said: ‘I have decided to get involved with Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘March the Month’ campaign by pledging to walk 11,000 steps every day for the month.

Charlotte and her mother and father Trisha and Richard Godfrey

Charlotte is the only daughter of Richard and Trisha Godfrey and is close to the couple, who ran their own business Ego Direct, a Nottinghamshire embroidery and printing business.

Charlotte said: “My dad is very proud of me for doing this. He is fine at the moment, but he has days when he is in pain. On his good days, he and mom will walk with me. it really brought us closer.

“Although a cancer diagnosis is sad, doing something positive can lift your spirits by giving you purpose.

“It put a bit of a spring in my dad’s step. We had some lovely walks to places like Clumber Park, Calke Abbey and Newstead Abbey.

Charlotte Godfrey inspired to walk 11,000 miles for Prostate Cancer UK

She added, “I ended up taking about 12,000-14,000 steps a day. It feels good to know I’m doing something positive to help.”

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