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Taunton Firewalk promises evening of red-hot fundraising fun

10 February 2022 chsw Fundraising

Fearless fundraisers are being invited to take part in Taunton’s hottest and shortest charity walk.

The Firewalk on Castle Green on March 17 is being held to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and will be led by two-time firewalk Guinness World Record breaker Scott Bell.

Scott, who is internationally known as one of the world’s leading experts on firewalking, will be on hand to help participants navigate a path of hot coals at temperatures of 1,200˚F in bare feet.

CHSW event fundraiser Kate Romo said: “Firewalking is an event that will push your boundaries, challenge your perceptions and make for an unforgettable evening. 

It’s the hottest, shortest sponsored walk you will ever do.

"It's a fantastic opportunity to get together with friends or work colleagues and do something very special to help provide vital care for local children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

"All participants will receive a free firewalk T-shirt and tickets are now on sale at the early-bird price of just £25. But get in quick as places are limited.”

Participants are asked to try to raise £100 in sponsorship, money that will help CHSW provide care for children such as Gracie Potter from Taunton, who visits CHSW’s Little Bridge House children’s hospice near Barnstaple in North Devon.

Gracie, 16, has a rare progressive disorder that affects her nervous and immune system and she has lost much of her mobility over the years. 

Gracie at Little Bridge House

Dad Martin said the whole family had to lock down to protect Gracie during the pandemic, but they treasure the quality time they are able to spend together at Little Bridge House, where they can take a break from the routine of Gracie’s around-the-clock care.

Little Bridge House is a home from home for us, a family-orientated place full of happiness and joy.

“Gracie is able to do whatever she wants to do, nothing is too much trouble. And it’s nice for us to not have to worry about Gracie because we know she’s in good hands.”

The firewalk starts at 7pm following a training and safety briefing, with photos and presentations after. To book your place, visit