Walkers hot foot it through flames to raise money for Kidderminster hospice

Brave fundraisers walked through fire to raise more than £8,000 for a Kidderminster hospice.

The KEMP Hospice fire walk
The KEMP Hospice fire walk

The sponsored fire walk was held on the Severn Valley's King and Castle pub car park and attracted 32 brave fundraisers.

The event was sponsored by Phoenix Fireplace World and Time4Change and raised £8,387.55 for KEMP Hospice.

Jayne Sargeant, KEMP fundraiser said: “What an amazing night! The atmosphere was immense! You could feel the heat, excitement, tension and achievement of everyone who took part.

"We’d like to say a huge congratulations to everyone. It’s only thanks to the support of amazing fundraisers like them, that we can continue to be there to provide care and support services free of charge to the Wyre Forest Community."

Toxic Dolls provided fire breathing entertainment, while those taking part were given training and guidance so they could safely complete the challenge.

Jayne added: "It was so wonderful to see the sense of achievement everyone felt as they completed their firewalk, and it was equally as fantastic to hear the crowds of supporters cheering every single person on.

"We’re planning to make the firewalk an annual event, so we’ll soon announce the date for 2023 and anyone who missed out this year can sign up to take part! Keep your eye on our website for more information."

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