Wednesday 26 October 2016

Fiery, fearless footed Firewalkers brave it for Garden House Hospice Care


65 firewalkers overcame their fears to take on a Firewalk to help raise funds for Garden House Hospice Care. Garden House Hospice Care were delighted to welcome Ant Antstead, C4 series 'For The Love Of Cars' who set the bar high by walking first across the coals in bare feet in aid of hospice care.
No experience was necessary as every brave, fiery footed walker attended a training seminar before the actual challenge. The seminar gave some willing volunteers the opportunity to walk over broken glass and to snap an arrow against their throat; filling the room with positive energy and a ‘can do’ attitude. The hot target for this challenge is to raise £10,000 which will enable Garden House to continue to provide hospice care to North Herts, Stevenage, Royston and surrounding villages. 

Gaynor Bray and Michael Eve from Richmond House Group who braved the Firewalk said: 

"We thought this would be quite a change, and a challenge, from our usual cake sales for Garden House Hospice Care. It was quite nerve- wracking but we felt so much better after the training we were given. We had a few butterflies as we approached the glowing embers - you could really feel the ‘heat’ - but it was so satisfying to complete the walk, especially in front of all the people who had come along and supported us. Having done it we feel we can take on any challenge now!”

Check out our events page on our website for events like Muddy Mayhem 5K Obstacle race and treks and challenges coming soon 2017 
“We are so proud of all our amazing,  fearless walkers, they were incredible and I would also like to thank Pete Farrow, General manager at Needham House Hotel for allowing us to use the hotels amazing facilities for free; Ant Anstead for giving up his time to support the hospice and Andy Knight (Letchworth Cup-Cake Company) for making a bespoke Firewalk cake for all the walkers”.
Cathy White Event Manager