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15th November 2022

Hospice supporters take on fiery fundraiser

75 fearless St Helena Hospice supporters ticked an item off their bucket list by bravely completing a Firewalk to support the charity. 

On Thursday 10th November, participants were supported with an in depth training session before walking barefoot across a 15 feet long path of red hot embers. 

St Helena Hospice supporter engagement fundraiser Lisa Chenery said:

“We think our Firewalk participants are amazing for braving the coals! The money they have raised in sponsorship will make an incredible difference for the patients and families we support. They each had a fundraising target of £150 which could provide 30 families who are in distress with expert advice and guidance over the phone from our 24/7 SinglePoint advice line. Some have even exceeded this target! So far they’ve raised more than £12,000 and money is still coming in! 

“Without our fundraisers we just wouldn’t be able to do what we do, so we are incredibly grateful to all of our Firewalk participants for their support.

“A big thank you also to our Firewalk sponsor Nested Colchester for supporting the event.”


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