LANDLADY Simone Foster-Jowett is steadying herself for a 12-mile totter... in which drink WON’T be taken!

Simone steadies herself for her 12-mile totter.
Simone steadies herself for her 12-mile totter.


For the Wombwell licensee is preparing to walk a dozen miles in HIGH HEELS, as she prepares for a ‘fairy’ odd fundraiser.

The hostess of the Anglers’ Rest on Park Street will walk 12 miles in high heels, pink tutu and wig to raise cash for Help for Heroes. And she won’t be alone....

Simone joins zany Darfield Queen Vic landlady Racheal Jeakins for the stunt who, as previously reported in the Times, will walk in full wetsuit and flippers for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Said Simone: “We should be unmissable. I can sense the men in white coats coming already – but if we collect a bucketful of cash along the way then so what? Sponsor forms are on the bar and if anyone has a pink bucket I can borrow for the day it would be greatly appreciated.”

Simone came to Wombwell from Bridlington two years ago, and in February this year was presented with Barnsley CAMRA’s Winter Pub of the Season award for her “community hub”.

She has adopted Help for Heroes as her pub charity and various efforts, along with a swear jar on the pub bar, have raised £700 over the past five months.

Simone, 41, added: “Luckily I love fancy dress so I have a few costumes”.

After her latest sponsored stagger, on May 14, she is confident she will still be fit to host a Bake for Heroes bake-off competition later at the pub to which all are welcome.

Punters will “buy” a number for a plate, place a home-baked goody on it and take it in to be judged. Entries can be either sweet or savoury.

Once judging is over, spoons and forks will be sold for the serious business of eating, and there will be additional cakes for sale. The fun starts at 8pm.

That morning, the pair will flap and totter from the Queen Vic on Snape Hill Road for an early start at 7am. They will make their way to Stairfoot and back on a big circular route, taking in Wombwell on the home turn.