Sheffield’s Mayor has nothing left to fear after glass walk

The Glass Walk, Lord Mayor John Campbell, try's the walk
The Glass Walk, Lord Mayor John Campbell, try's the walk
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LORD Mayor Coun John Campbell has been given the confidence ‘to face anything’ after walking on broken glass and hot embers for charity.

Coun Campbell was given training on how to put mind over matter before both challenges, organised by Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind – and said his feet survived unscathed.

He is now considering an abseil for the same charity.

Coun Campbell joined fundraisers for SRSB who walked across 20ft of embers burning at 1,236F and also over the broken remains of 2,000 old wine bottles.

He is hoping to raise at least £250 in sponsorship by taking part in the challenge.

Coun Campbell said: “When blind people go out and about, it takes a lot of confidence to step forward without being able to see in front of you.

“Every day for them is a challenge. It was a similar thing in being able to take part in the event. For walking on glass, there was three quarters of an hour of training and a further two hours’ training for the burning embers.

“The training was all about building up your confidence so you had the mindset to give it a go.”

Coun Campbell likened the experience of walking on glass to ‘nothing worse than the feeling of pebbles on Brighton beach’.

He added: “It has given me confidence and I will now consider having a go at anything.

“SRSB have suggested to me that I should do an abseil next – and I might give it a go.”

Coun Campbell is still taking sponsorship – money can be left by visiting his website Lord Mayor’s Walk or by texting Fire20 and the amount to be donated to 70070.