Jayne Lawson and Chris Laming, from the aptly named HEAT Service, are bracing themselves for a barefoot walk over red-hot wood embers heated to around 800 degrees, to raise vital funds for Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent.
The Pilgrims Hospices Firewalk in Canterbury, the first in a series of four challenge events in March this year, takes place on Friday 2 March at the University of Kent Sports Pavilion. Contrary to popular belief there are no ‘tricks’, illusions or special materials involved in the Firewalk, just participants, their nerve and the flames, and Jayne and Chris can’t wait to face the challenge and confront their fears!
Pilgrims Hospices’ vision is that everyone should have access to the services they need to cope with illness that cannot be cured; providing free of charge hospice care and a range of additional support services for patients and their families. But with only 23 per cent of funding coming from the NHS, Pilgrims Hospices rely on charitable donations and fundraising to continue their invaluable work.
Every penny raised makes an inordinate difference at the most difficult time in people’s lives, so if you can support Jayne and Chris in raising much needed funds for this incredible charity by making a donation, please do so by visiting Jayne’s Just Giving page or Chris’s Just Giving page. You can also contact Jayne or Chris in the HEAT offices on extensions 16197 and 16198 respectively.
Visit the Pilgrims Hospice website for more information about their work and other challenge events.