Forget Me Not children’s hospice is holding its first-ever FireWalk event as part of its 10th-anniversary celebrations, and they’re asking a burning question: ‘would you walk over hot coals for local children and families?’
To be held at Russell House on Saturday 5th June, the firewalk will see participants walking barefoot over burning hot coals to raise money for the charity which supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families.
The event will be led by experienced firewalking specialists, UKFireWalk, and safely socially distanced. But if that’s too hot for you, Forget Me Not is also holding a LegoWalk on the same day! Aimed at the under-12s and those who don’t fancy the firewalk, this will involve walking across thousands of loose LEGO bricks – ouch!
Vicky Stackhouse, the events fundraiser at Forget Me Not, said: “We’re so excited about this event! Not only is it a thrilling challenge and a great spectacle, but it’s also the first event we’ve been able to hold for over a year because of the pandemic – so we’re really looking forward to welcoming people to the hospice.
“In fact, as a result of the pandemic, our fundraising income has fallen by 46%. And yet the families we support have never needed us more. So we want to set our local community a challenge – would you walk over hot coals for children and families? Because by taking on this sizzling-hot trial of mind-over-matter, you’ll help us continue to be here providing vital clinical and respite care, activities, counselling and bereavement support to families facing or living with the loss of their child.”
Redrow, who are sponsoring the Firewalk and LegoWalk said: “We hope the event will be a huge success, especially after the difficult year everyone has had. The event comes at a perfect time to raise money for such a great cause – and hopefully see some of our staff members give the Firewalk (and LegoWalk) a go!”
For more information about the Firewalk and LegoWalk event and to sign up to take part, visit www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/firewalk