Participants to feel the heat at charity firewalk in Audlem

Fundraisers for St Luke’s brave hot coals for latest challenge

Brave-hearted residents are being challenged to ‘step into the flames’ to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice by signing up to a firewalk which is taking place on Saturday 19th November at The Bridge Inn in Audlem. 

It is the first time the challenge will have been held in the village, and pub landlord Gary Bellingham is one of the brave participants to put himself forward for the challenge.

The firewalk will see participants walk on a specially-prepared fire lane made up of red hot coals.

“It’s going to be the first time the majority of us will have done something like this so you could say it’s not to be missed and I’m expecting people to come along to laugh at me!” enthused Gary.

Among the first people to sign up for the challenge was Audlem resident, and long-standing supporter of St Luke’s, Ralph Warburton.

Ralph said: “I think it’s going to be a case of mind over matter.

“The people of Audlem have big hearts but we’re also soft enough to do such a challenge so it will be a fun night regardless and, of course, raising money for such a worthy cause.”

Participants will complete a two hour motivational training session before walking 5 metres barefoot over the red-hot wood embers which are more than a scorching 400°C in temperature.

There are still places remaining and participants are asked to pay £25 to register and raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship.

For more information, please visit www.stlukes-hospice.co.uk/events/firewalk/ or call the events team on 01606 555 685.

Photo: Landlord of the Bridge Inn Gary Bellingham (left) and local resident and fundraiser Ralph Warburton (right)

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