Volunteers walk on fire to help homeless and vulnerable people

06 Nov 2013

Eleven brave volunteers have walked on fire to raise money for homeless and vulnerable people in their communities.

The intrepid walkers were taking part in a sponsored fire walk event at The Wolds pub, West Bridgford, on Thursday night to raise money for homelessness charity Framework – an event that was twinned with a family Halloween party.

As each took it in turns to walk calmly over a bed of smouldering charcoal, they were cheered on by an enthusiastic audience of more than 100 people.

Geoff Love, Chief Executive of Nottingham-based Esendex (pictured), was one of those who risked a scorched set of toes to help vulnerable people in his community.

He said: “We've been working with Framework for over a year and are keen to support them however we can. So when we were told about the fire walk at one of our 'show and tell' sessions and I heard it was at my local pub…how could I say no?  I raised £850, meaning Esendex has now raised over £4000 this year and found the experience really incredible.” 

Fundraising manager Louise Darby said: “This event was a fine example of the extraordinary lengths people are willing to go to in order to support our work with people who either are homeless already or who are at risk of losing their home. Their efforts on the night were absolutely fantastic and I would like to thank each and every one of them for taking part.”

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