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Fundraisers hot foot it down to Black Country Museum for Acorns Children's Hospice - in pictures

By Megan Archer | Dudley | Attractions | Published:

Brave fundraisers took on one of the hottest challenges in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice – by walking barefoot along hot coals.

Firewalk at Black Country Living Museum in support of the Acorns Children's Hospice

Acorns Firewalk returned to the Black Country Living Museum on March 12 and saw participants walk barefoot across hot coals to raise money for the charity and its care for local children and their families.

Those braving the heat included renowned Birmingham chef and Wilderness owner Alex Claridge, regional business leader Paul Cadman, Brummie broadcast legend Ed James and inspirational entrepreneur and deputy lieutenant of the West Midlands Fleur Sexton.

Zoe Baggott, Acorns senior area and events fundraising manager, said: "We were si excited to bring Acorns Firewalk back to the Black Country Living Museum.

"Walking over fire is definitely one of the most extreme and exhilarating things you can do and while it might seem like scary stuff, professional fire walkers were on hand to make sure everyone had the best possible time, all while raising vital funds for Acorns.”

Firewalk at Black Country Living Museum in support of the Acorns Children's Hospice

Acorns Firewalk saw the doors to the iconic Black Country Living Museum open after dark for the fundraiser, with exclusive night access to the attraction.

Those not feeling so brave came along to watch thrillseekers and enjoyed seeing the museum at night.

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Firewalk at Black Country Living Museum in support of the Acorns Children's Hospice

Guests were also able to take a vintage bus down to the docks, walk around the museum's cobbled streets and old shops, and enjoy the fish and chips.

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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