In Pictures: The Katharine House Hospice Firewalk

Katharine House Hospice's first ever Firewalk NNL-181015-164514001
Katharine House Hospice's first ever Firewalk NNL-181015-164514001

Fifty brave fundraisers took on the challenge of a lifetime and walked over burning hot coals to raise money during the first ever Katharine House Hospice Firewalk.

Participants went through a 90-minute motivational and training session before taking their 12-foot walk across embers burning at a temperature that could melt aluminium, without any injury or pain.

KHH Firewalk - the coals reach 1300 degrees F NNL-181016-093131001

KHH Firewalk - the coals reach 1300 degrees F NNL-181016-093131001

Sarah Watts, who raised over £1,000 and was the first one to cross the 1300 degree ashes, said: “It was good, really good.”

Cherida Plumb, Katharine House’s fundraising manager, said: “The Firewalk was a fantastic evening with music, food and entertainment, and a great crowd of family and friends came out to cheer the walkers on.

“We simply couldn’t provide care to people and their families in our community facing life-limiting illness without the fantastic support from the people who take on challenges like the Firewalk.

“A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support their local hospice.”

KHH Firewalk - Two hours of training was given before the firewalk which included walking over broken glass NNL-181016-093310001

KHH Firewalk - Two hours of training was given before the firewalk which included walking over broken glass NNL-181016-093310001

The Adderbury hospice has annual running costs of £4.5M with the vast majority of that, £3M, coming from donations.

The next big Katharine House fundraiser is the Santa Fun Run on December 2.

See www.khh.org.uk for info.

KHH Firewalk NNL-181016-093016001

KHH Firewalk NNL-181016-093016001

The Katharine House Hospice Firewalk NNL-181016-092849001

The Katharine House Hospice Firewalk NNL-181016-092849001

KHH Firewalk, another fundraiser braves the coals NNL-181016-092732001

KHH Firewalk, another fundraiser braves the coals NNL-181016-092732001