EDIT 05.02.24: Unfortunately, we have had to cancel Fire & Ice.

Elodie Home, Severn Hospice Head of Fundraising said: “We are so disappointed for everyone who was looking forward to the Fire & Ice event and are grateful for their commitment to the hospice by wanting to take part.

“We always want to put on the best events we can so everyone at them, whether taking part or watching, has the best experience of supporting us.

“There are many key milestones in the planning and preparation for staging an event, including making financial and contractual commitments to suppliers.

“Unfortunately, we reached a point in that timeline where we couldn’t be confident the event would be successful in all the ways we want it to be – as a fundraiser for the hospice and as a spectacle for supporters.

“It’s been such a difficult decision to cancel the event – we did look at postponing it but couldn’t make that work for everyone involved in staging it – but it is the right one. We have an obligation to all of our supporters to be a prudent and responsible organisation when it comes to financial commitments.”

06.11.23 Daredevils and adrenaline junkies will be in for a treat if they take part in our latest fundraising event. 

It will be the hottest ticket in town when we hold our Fire & Ice extravaganza on 1 March. 

Our fundraising team are promising that the event, which will be held in the grounds of the Albrighton Hall Hotel near Shrewsbury will be a flaming success. 

We care for thousands of local people and their families who are living with incurable illness, and held a similar fundraiser earlier this year when dozens of people walked barefoot over hot coals. 


The daring feat raised more than £32,000 and was such a success that another was planned almost immediately. 

But this time, we are asking our loyal supporters to go one step further and walk on broken glass as well as flaming embers. 

PJ Aldred, events fundraiser said: “Our event in February was just brilliant – not only did everyone enjoy taking to the coals, but there was also a real party atmosphere with fire eaters and magicians. And we will be going bigger and better next year! 

“It was the first time we had held such a daring event, but it went down so well that we knew we had to do it again. We work with one of the country’s leading firewalking businesses and they said they would be delighted to come back to Shropshire and help to raise funds which support the vital care we give. 


“So, for next year, we have decided to up the ante and go that bit further. Glass walking, or ice walking as it is more commonly known, is just as much of a thrill and we will be offering both on the night.” 

Doors open at 6pm and a motivational talk to those taking part will be given before the event starts at 8pm.  

“Fire walking and ice walking are perfectly safe, even though the coals burn at 1,200 Fahrenheit and the glass is hundreds of broken bottles,” said PJ. 

“Everyone is in the very capable hands of Fire Walk UK, they have done this so many times all over the country and we have every confidence in them.” 

Hot food will be on offer to purchase and there will be a licenced bar for spectators. There will be ample car parking and family, friends and colleagues of the participants are very welcome to attend. 

Registration is now open, click here to find out more. 


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