Bournemouth’s very own Mayor will be hot footing it across burning coals on Friday to raise money for local charities.
The charity fire walk will be held at the Cumberland Hotel, in Bournemouth, as an alternative burns night celebration.
Participants will have two hours of ‘learn to burn’ training before the main event starts at 6:30pm.
The mayor’s personal assistant, Hazel Randall, told BUzz News he is “looking forward” to the walk.
“He chose this particular challenge as he wanted to host an event which was different to those held by previous Mayors in the last couple of years.
The charities supported by the event are: St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service, the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals’ NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund, the Bournemouth Parks Foundation and the Stable Family Home Trust.
Randall added: “He’s hoping to raise as much as possible for his 4 charities, but is aiming for £1,000 or more.”
Whilst the fire walkers are gearing up for their dare devil challenge, supporters can grab a bite to eat, listen to live music, and warm up their vocal chords in preparation for all the cheering!
Everyone that takes part will receive a certificate of achievement on completion of their walk.
Jackie Phillipson, from ROUTEpr, told BUzz News her reasons for taking part in the challenge, and how she’s feeling about walking on fire.
Anyone over the age of 14 can take part, so it really is fun for all the family.
To tackle the flames you will need to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £30.
You can register now, here…
Jackie Phillipson is doing the fire walk alongside the Mayor. See her just giving page here