Daredevils and adrenaline junkies are being challenged to feel the heat when they take part in our latest fundraising event.

We are looking for brave ‘soles’ to sign up to its exciting fire walk.

Taking place on February 25 it promises to be the hottest event of 2023.

“We are so excited to be planning this and can’t wait to see our fundraisers hotfoot it over the coals,” said Jess Druce, from our fundraising team.

“We think this will appeal to everyone – from teenagers to members of a sports club and even pensioners.


“Maybe you want to check something off your wish list, face a fear or you’re just a thrill-seeker looking for your next challenge. This is the one for you and while it may sound challenging – it’s perfectly safe.”

The event is organised by the team from UK Firewalk, one of the country’s leading firewalking experts. They will give full training on the night and there will be qualified first aiders on hand.

Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones and has been practised by people and cultures in all parts of the world.

The earliest known reference date to Iron Age India, in around 1,200BC.


The coals burn at an average temperature of 1,236 degrees Fahrenheit. Consider this: paper combusts at 451 degrees Fahrenheit and aluminium melts at 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Registration costs £20 and fundraisers are asking for sponsorship of £100 per person.

“Our supporters are so generous, and their fundraising allows us to provide care to thousands of local people,” added Jess.

“This is an opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, get in the hotseat and have fun while raising vital funds for us. Some people say the coals feel hot, others say cold, but one thing is for sure; this is a once in a lifetime experience and one not to be missed.”

Fancy the challenge? Click here to sign up.


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