Remember, remember the fourth of November. Bonfire Night is coming a day early for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice this year, when we will be setting the night alight with a daredevil Firewalk at Lakeside Village, Doncaster.
Thrill seekers are invited to help raise funds for families facing the toughest of times across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Derbyshire and parts of North Lincolnshire by hot footing it over a 15 feet bed of smoking hot coals with temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees.
The fiery walk takes place on Saturday 4 November, with supporters testing their nerves and braving the red hot heat to help Bluebell Wood do even more for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions.
Since Lakeside Village customers voted for Bluebell Wood to become the centre’s charity of the year, Lakeside has taken part in Bluebell Wood events, held its own fundraisers and raises thousands more through its monthly Bag it for Bluebell Wood collections.
Centre Manager John Magee said: “We’ve been having plenty of fun at Lakeside in support of Bluebell Wood this year but the Firewalk will be our most daring charity event to date. A few of us are planning to take part and we’re hoping to encourage even more colleagues to join us. This is one of those ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ challenges that we each know we’ll be incredibly proud of completing. It will test our nerves but we’re getting all the motivation and inspiration we need by doing it for Bluebell Wood.”
Jo Berry, Events Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re delighted to bring our Firewalk back a second time. Our first one last year was a runaway success and the greatest of fun for everyone who took part. We raised an incredible £7,000 and hope we can do even better this year, to help children, young people and their families make special memories together.”
If you think you can handle the heat you can enter the Bluebell Wood Firewalk at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fire-walk-2017-tickets-37187329303 or by downloading the Bluebell Wood events app by searching ‘Bluebell Wood Events’ in the App Stores.