Get fired up for fun and fundraising with charity’s fire walk challenge

By Jamie Hill - 15 September 2023


Knock your socks off because a local charity is daring all the brave 'soles' out there to strut their stuff in its fire walk challenge.

On Friday 13 October, fearless fire walkers will be blazing a barefoot trail across a path of red-hot embers, all in the spirit of supporting Prospect Hospice to provide free care and support to people living with a terminal illness in Swindon and surrounding areas.

Taking place at Royal Wootton Bassett Football Club, people aged 15 and up are welcome to take on this fiery adventure. Before participants embark on this sizzling challenge, they’ll be trained by the UK Firewalk team and Scott Bell, a Guinness World Record holder for the longest fire walk.

Sheryl Crouch, head of income at Prospect Hospice, said, “We are thrilled to offer this heart racing and adrenaline inducing event and hope that the brave people of our community will join us. Challenge yourself, your friends, your family and colleagues, or invite them to cheer you on as you channel your mind over matter strength to walk across the fiery coals.”

One brave ‘sole’ taking part is Prospect Hospice's CEO, Jeremy Lune who said: “When I joined the hospice I was overwhelmed at some of the things local people did to help raise money for us and when I heard about the fire walk, I knew it was something I could take part in to also do my bit. We ask people all the time to raise money for us so it’s only fair that I also do my bit to raise these vital funds. I will, however, be speaking to the fundraising team to see if, next time, we can something a little tamer next time – perhaps a sponsored cake tasting instead might be nice.”

Taking part costs just £25 and each fearless fire walker is also asked to raise a minimum of £150 to help pay for the continuing care for local people at the end of their lives.

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