A mother and daughter singing duo whose battle with cancer moved Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden to tears are to run the Race for Life.
After a difficult year when Sammy Harrison, 43, beat breast cancer, Honey, 15, signed them up to the ITV contest in secret — and told the judges of their fight against the disease.
The pair received a golden buzzer from Holden sending them to the semi-finals. They are in the public vote to make the final after appearing in the second semi-final earlier ths month.
The pair from Chigwell, in Essex are using their newfound fame to help support Cancer Research UK.
The Covid pandemic resulted in the cancellation of all 400 of the Race for Life events.
But the charity is encouraging people to still register and take part in a socially distanced 5K run in their local area on September 26 to raise funds for life-saving research.
Ms Harrison, 43, who was diagnosed in January 2018 with a four and a half centimetre tumour in her breast has taken part in the events before but hopes the new found fame can help raise more money.
“When you’ve been given life-saving surgery, you don’t expect this downward spiralling surge,” said Ms Harrison, who had a complete removal of her right breast and lymph nodes,“I just wasn’t prepared for the emotional trauma that went with it.”
She added before they went on stage they were asked by the BGT crew what they would do if they won, and her daughter said “I would definitely donate some money to Cancer Research UK.”
“It was important to us then it and it’s even more important to us now, with so many people struggling with cancer and Covid,” said Ms Harrison.
The event will start off with a live from the Race for Life Facebook from 9:30am followed by an energiser from a fitness expert and messages from cancer patients and survivors.