Andy Godfrey’s family joins Walk Together in Cardiff
Wednesday 7 August 2019
Andy died from bowel cancer at just 38 years old in June 2019. This year 25 of his family members will be joining us at Walk Together in Cardiff in memory of him.
We've signed up to Cardiff Walk Together as a family, walking in memory of Andrew Godfrey. Andy was just 38 when he died from bowel cancer in June this year, only 10 months after his diagnosis. He leaves behind many who love him, including his one year old son. This walk is an opportunity for us to come together in his memory and hopefully make a difference for others by raising awareness and funds.
When you're going through a grievance like we are, the urge to take action and to just do something can be overwhelming. One thing we promised Andy was that we'd use that energy to do what we can to prevent other families going through what we've been through. Walk Together is a such a wonderful chance for us to do that – it's accessible to all, so we've been able to enter over 25 of us, ranging in age from 1 to 80.
For a lot of us, it's the first time we've done an organised event like this. It's going to be exciting to be part of the day and to meet others on the route. We are making the most of the time together too by having a big family BBQ and party afterwards – something Andy would have loved to be a part of.
Bowel Cancer UK – and specifically their Never Too Young campaign – is an obvious campaign for us to get behind. Increased awareness and earlier screening for bowel cancer is so important and we hope that by sharing Andy's story, and through joining events like this, we can start the conversations about bowel cancer that need to happen. If just one young person pushes their GP for further tests off the back of Andy's story, then we will have begun to make the difference he wanted us to make.
Walk Together this June
Walk Together is a sponsored five mile walk to show our support for those undergoing treatment, to remember loved ones and help stop people dying of bowel cancer.
On Saturday 12 June 2021 we're asking you to join us and walk five miles in your own time, at your own pace, in your local area, with your household or within small socially distanced groups. By walking on this date we will be together, across the country, completing our five miles on the same day.
However, if you can't make this date then you can still walk anytime throughout June to suit you.