Be a Brave ‘Sole’ for Charity

Daring fundraisers are being encouraged to take on a challenge that is too hot to handle in aid of Compton.

This March we’re asking supporters to brave the heat and walk across burning coals at our first ever Fire Walk event.

Participants will cast away their fears to stride across coals reaching 648 degrees Celsius to support people living with complex and incurable conditions.

Fundraiser Sarah Wooding said: “We are really excited for our upcoming fire walk and we are hoping that we will have a lot of brave “soles” signing up to take part to see if they can handle the heat.

“Our fundraisers really are extraordinary and always go the extra mile so we’re hoping this flame-filled event will give them the opportunity to take on a new challenge and support us.

“We are asking participants to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100 and this money will go directly towards offering care and support for patients and their families living with complex and incurable illnesses both at our dedicated sites and in their own homes.”

The event has been organised by UK Fire Walk and participants will receive an hour’s safety training and tips from the company’s founder, Scott Bell, who is twice the Guinness World Record holder for the ‘Greatest Fire Walking Distance’ by walking 328 feet across burning coals.

He said: “It may sound scary, however once you have had the training, we find that most people can’t wait to have a go and many people will walk more than once.

“One of the most asked questions is ‘is it is dangerous?’ The simple answer is not if you follow our instructions. There is always a risk of a blister but the reward for raising funds for such a great cause makes it all worthwhile.”

Participants will see if they can handle the heat when they take on the challenge at Wombourne’s The Round Oak pub on March 10. Entry costs £20 per person and participants are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100.

To find out more information or to sign up click here.

Speak to Compton in person, call us on 0300 323 0250