Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is on the hunt for some brave souls to take part in their brand-new fundraising event coming to Plymouth - the Firewalk.
The Firewalk is a sponsored event giving participants the chance to push their boundaries and walk along a path of hot coals at temperatures of 1200˚F in front of the beautiful Kitley House Hotel.
The event is taking place on Thursday 7th November from 6pm and CHSW is looking for people to take part in what will be the shortest, hottest, sponsored walk happening in Plymouth this year.
Kiley Pearce, Events Fundraiser for CHSW said “We are really looking forward to bringing such a unique event to Plymouth and are delighted that Kitley House Hotel is going to be hosting it.
This is one of those bucket list experiences and for people to be able to do it while supporting their local children’s hospice is really exciting.
Everyone taking part in the event is asked to raise a minimum of £125 in sponsorship. Money raised will go straight to the charity which provides short breaks, respite and emergency stays to children with life limiting conditions and their families, as well as end of life care and bereavement support. CHSW has three hospices in the south west including Little Harbour in St Austell which supports over 125 families from across Plymouth and Cornwall.
The Willingham family from Plymouth visit Little Harbour for short breaks with their son Lucas and two other children; Lucas’ twin sister Hope and younger sister Betsy. Lucas has a rare condition caused by a mutation in his genes which causes him to suffer with seizures, have impaired vision and causes problems breathing and eating.
The hospice is an integral part of our lives
say Lucas’ parents Jason and Rachel. They explain; “spending time at Little Harbour allows us to just be a family, a mummy and daddy to all three of our children with no schedule, no equipment and occasional time alone as a couple”.
Early bird ticket savings are available until 5th September. If you have any questions about the event please call Little Harbour to speak to a member of the Fundraising Team on 01726 871800.