Pilgrims invite to take on a fire or ice walk challenge

There will be a fire display before the challenge

Last year Pilgrims Hospices challenged people to face the flames at their inspirational Fire Walk.  Hundreds of supporters took part raising an incredible £61,000; enough to cover more than 3,000 of nursing care.

This year, the ‘hottest, shortest sponsored walk in the world’ is back with an extra twist!

Not only can you conquer your fears by walking barefoot over 800 degrees of red-hot wood embers, Pilgrims is offering the chance to test your nerves by facing the new Icewalk.  By putting mind over matter, you could achieve what would be seen to be impossible by walking barefoot across a bed of sterile broken glass.

Robert Grew, Pilgrims events fundraiser, said: “Pilgrims wish to thank Saga for hosting our Fire and Ice Walk on Saturday, March 3 at Folkestone. They have generously given their support for the second year running and have also provided a venue for our event in Ramsgate on Saturday, March 10.  We have already received a tremendous response.

“The venues are just brilliant with plenty of room for family and friends to come along and support loved ones when they take this daring dash. It’s a great test of inner strength and a really exciting challenge to take part in or spectate!”

The Isle of Thanet News columnist Matthew Munson takes the challenge

Amanda Hoskins, marketing director at Saga said: “We are so pleased to be supporting Pilgrims Hospices again this year and especially pleased to offer the additional venue at Ramsgate.  We understand and recognise the importance of end of life care within our community. We hope the events will delight spectators and those taking the daring dash to raise vital funds for hospice care.”

Robert added:Our brave firewalkers tell us how they are still buzzing from the experience weeks later. It’s something anyone can do with no previous training. More of a psychological challenge that physical, by facing the flames you’ll be raising vital funds for our hospices. With every single step, you’ll be making a difference to the lives of local people and their families who are in need of end-of-life care.”

Events will also include a display from fire performer Paul Incredible just before the challenge.

To take on a Firewalk, an Icewalk, or both, no previous training is required. There will be interactive training seminars with motivational speaker and fire and glass walking expert Cliff Mann before the daring dash.

You can find out more and register at www.pilgrimshospices.org/fireandice or contact  robert.grew@pilgrimshospices.org  or call 01227 812609.