We’re excited to announce St Oswald’s is taking part in a World Record attempt for the most people to complete a Firewalk consecutively. If you wish to set the Guinness World Record alight, head along to Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club on Tuesday 30th April 2019 to get involved.
We’re inviting the daredevils amongst you to take part in this Firewalk World Record Attempt and join 1500 other participants walking over hot coals. We’ve teamed up with our friends from Challenge Northumberland to bring you this new, exciting adventure. It’s a simple concept; participants undergo training for around one hour whilst the firewalk lanes are being prepared. Once the fire has burned to red-hot embers it’s prepared for the walk leaving a 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit path. Participants are then invited to walk across the coals barefoot one by one. The fire is very real and your feet will not have been treated in any way beforehand, but be assured, if it was too dangerous we wouldn’t be offering this adrenaline fuelled challenge!
If you’d like to take part in this fiery fundraiser you can sign up for our hot offer price of just £25. We ask all our firewalk participants to aim to raise £100 throug donations and sponsorship to complete the challenge.
Neville Duncan, from Challenge Northumberland, the organisers of the event, told us:
I work really closely with St Oswald’s Hospice on several of their fundraising challenges and I know firewalking would be something their supporters would be keen to get involved in. It’s a great opportunity and we’re pleased they wanted to be involved in an adrenaline filled challenge. I’m really excited that St Oswald’s will have a big presence on the night, I know the support from them will be sure to push us into the World Record books.
Danielle Harvey, Senior Fundraiser at St Oswald's Hospice, said:
We are thrilled to be part of this exciting World Record Attempt. This is a great event for our supporters who like a unique challenge to get their adrenaline going, and we look forward to being part of the fun. Events like these help us continue to support our patients, as well as their families and carers. They are also a great way for us to raise awareness of the care we offer at the Hospice.
See you all there!