Will you Brave The Flame?
If you’ve ever wanted to walk over hot coals, now’s your chance! We will be holding our first ever Charity Fire Walk on Thursday 28th March, at Jacksons Boat, Sale Waterpark and we are looking for some brave participants to join in...could you be one of them? Imagine being able to tell your friends and family you were brave and walked on fire!
We have limited places available, but it’s pretty much open to anyone who wants to give it a go, if you’re aged from 12 to 90 years old. There is a £30 entrance fee, applicable to everyone taking part, which covers the cost of full training, the event itself, photos and a certificate to show everyone you’ve done it! Everyone will be asked to raise at least £100 in sponsorship and there will be a prize for the person who raises the most.
£100 will fund 8 counselling sessions for a carer in crisis, or refreshments for a support group for a whole year. You really are making a difference to people’s lives.
Is it dangerous?
No. Fewer than 1% will get as much as a blister. Plus you will undergo training for around one hour before the event. When the fire has burned to red-hot embers it is raked level and prepared for the walk. Participants then go to the fire, remove their footwear and one by one are invited to walk the coals.
Is it a trick?
No, the fire is very real! The embers will be glowing red-hot – we can often measure the temperature at around 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. You will have bare feet and they will not have been treated in anyway.
Will it hurt?
The sensation is described by some as walking on eggshells, others as walking on hot sand. Each walker has his or her own experience. Walkers have never said they experience pain; indeed when the opportunity arises many will walk across the coals more than once.
To register comeplete the form below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. Within the form are the details of how to pay your entrance fee. This needs to be paid by 1st March 2024 in order to confirm your place. Other than that, you just need to set up a Just Giving fundraising page and start raising some money for Trafford Carers Centre.
How to set up your Just Giving fundraising page:
- Go to the Just Giving website at https://www.justgiving.com and click on “Start a fundraiser.”
- When they ask who you are raising money for type in “Trafford Carers Centre” and set that as your chosen charity.
- Make it fun! You can add a picture if you want to and maybe tell people why you are doing the Firewalk. That’s entirely up to you.
- Once you complete your Just Giving page copy the link and get sharing it to all your friends and family. You’ll be amazed at how quickly that amount will fill up.
Friends and family are welcome to come along and watch you ‘Beat the Heat’. The bar will be open (although we can’t have a tipple until after the walk), there will also be food available and definitely some music. Once the walk is completed it’s time to celebrate our achievements.