Firewalking fundraisers take on hot coals for charity

HOT TO TROT: Firewalkers raised £13,000 for Taylor-Made Dreams

BRAVE participants recently walked over hot coals to raise money for a local charity that supports children with life limiting illnesses.

Taylor-Made Dreams (TMD) held their inaugural Firewalk on September 24, where 45 participants from across Kent and Sussex walked across hot embers of almost 500 degrees Celsius to raise funds for the charity.

The fundraisers raised £13,000 in total for TMD which makes dreams happen for children with life-limiting illness.

The TMD Team, with the help of Dianne Harrison-Jarrett, a long-term supporter of the charity, put on an evening of fire walking, music and a barbecue hosted free of charge by Maidstone YMCA.

Participants were given an hour of training and advice prior to starting the event – building their confidence and understanding of how to walk over the coals safely.

Dave Richardson, who organised the event for TMD, said: “It was a really enjoyable evening. I couldn’t fault the professionalism of UK Firewalk, who offered a first-class service, ensuring safety and fun was had at all times.

“Our participants were brilliantly supported by friends and family, helping to create an unforgettable night for those taking part, and raising a wonderful sum of money for Taylor-Made Dreams”.

The charity operates throughout the Kent, Sussex and Surrey and receive referrals from a wide range of pathways. To date they has provided over 2,000 bucket list items for children in need in the community.

The next fundraiser for Taylor-Made Dreams will see a team of over 60 runners take on the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London this weekend (Sunday 8 October)

To support them you can donate to their team page at:

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