Coronation Street star is encouraging people to hot foot it for St Ann’s!

By News Team on February 5, 2020

Andy Whyment, who plays Kirk in Coronation Street and recently took part in I’m a Celebrity, is throwing down the gauntlet and asking people from across Greater Manchester to take on their very own daring challenge in aid of local hospice patients

People from across the region are being challenged to hot foot it over 20ft of wood embers burning at 1236 degrees Fahrenheit, to raise money to help our patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

The Firewalk will be held on Saturday 4th April at our hospice in Little Hulton, and we’re challenging those brave enough to face their fears and walk the talk – with help from Firewalking experts Blaze – to join them. Participants will have a two-hour motivational training session before the walk, to help them leap into the challenge feet first.

By taking part in the Firewalk and raising the minimum amount of sponsorship, people could provide a two-hour specialist rehabilitation session to a patient, or fund St Ann’s ambulance for a day.

My approach to challenges, including when I was on I’m a Celebrity, was just to throw myself into them and make the most of the experience. Not everyone is lucky enough to get the chance to test themselves the way that I did, but a Firewalk definitely comes close. Please sign up to help raise lots of money for an amazing cause – they have supported my family in the past and I’ll always be grateful to everyone at St Ann’s Hospice.  Good luck to everyone taking part, and remember, you can do it! Andy Whyment, Coronation Street actor
Blaze provides the longest firewalk in the UK, so it really is the ultimate challenge for anyone wanting to test their metal. I can imagine the walk will be a life-changing event for those who take part, so please do sign up to help us raise lots of money for local patients and their families. Our Firewalk is the perfect challenge for all fitness levels and groups and corporate teams are welcome to take part. The organisers are very experienced, so people can expect to go away from the event feeling empowered and ready to tackle any challenge. Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s

Fancy hot footing it for St Ann's?

To register for the Firewalk or for further information click the link below or call the events team on 0161 498 3646 or email

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