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£12,000 Raised at Firey Fundraiser

Firewalkers at Kitley House

Kitley House Hotel was the stunning backdrop for Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) most recent fundraiser, the Firewalk; which involved 70 people walking on fire on Thursday evening and hoping to raise over £12,000 in sponsorship.Firewalker at Plymouth Firewalk event

This is the first time that CHSW has put on a Firewalk fundraising event in Plymouth and it proved extremely popular with places flying out fast for people to take part in this unique event.

The event was put on by UK Firewalk and involved participants taking part in a training session led by Firewalk Guinness World Record holder Scott Bell. With an upbeat soundtrack provided by Crooked Tempo Samba Band each of the brave fundraisers faced their fears and walked across the hot coals which reached over 500 degrees. After attempting the walk once many went on to walk again and again really embracing the atmosphere as they were cheered on by their friends and family.

Kiley Pearce, Events Fundraiser for CHSW said: “It was absolutely amazing to see all 70 people complete the Firewalk.

Everyone who took part has shown great bravery and all in support of the families that we provide care for who have to be brave each and every day of their journey with us.

As well as raising vital funds the Firewalk was also an opportunity for us to raise awareness of CHSW and our Little Harbour hospice in St Austell which is the local children’s hospice for children and families in Plymouth and Cornwall should they need our support.”

Thanks go out to Cornwall Training and Consultancy for providing first aid cover on the evening, event provider UK Firewalk and all of the volunteers and marshals who helped the event run smoothly.

Money raised on the evening will help Little Harbour to continue providing children and their families with short breaks, respite care, end of life care and bereavement support.

If the Firewalk is a challenge you fancy ticking off your bucket list then why not sign up to the Bristol Firewalk event, happening at Cabot Circus on 20th November.