While lockdown may have us all use to a daily walk, we’re putting a hot new spin on perceptions of a stroll, by challenging people to sign up for a firewalk in aid of our patients.
Organisers from St Ann’s are asking brave ‘soles’ to sign up to take part in the sponsored event, which will see participants hot foot it over 20ft of wood embers, burning at 1236 degrees Fahrenheit – all to raise money to help patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
The firewalk event will take place on 24th April at our site in Little Hulton, and will be run in accordance with all government Covid-19 guidance, to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Those brave enough to face their fears and walk the talk will be guided through the firewalk by experts Blaze, and will also have a motivational training session before the walk to help them leap into the challenge feet first.
Chief Executive, Rachel McMillan said: “This will be an amazing, once in a lifetime challenge for anyone who is brave enough to join us, and I can’t wait to see how everyone gets on. It’s a challenge for people of all fitness levels and is equally suitable for individuals, or teams from community groups or local businesses.
“The organisers at Blaze are experts, and those taking part will leave scorch free, and ready to take on anything. Please do sign up if you’re able, as it’s set to be an exciting part of our 50th anniversary calendar of activity this year.”
By taking part in the Firewalk and raising £101.20 in sponsorship, people could provide a two-hour specialist rehabilitation session for a patient.
Rachel added: “As one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK, we’re really proud to be celebrating our 50th birthday this year. The last twelve months have certainly not been an easy period in our history, as our nurses, doctors and other healthcare and support staff have worked hard on the front line to ensure local patients were still able to access the specialist care they needed throughout the pandemic.
“We’ve only been able to do that thanks to the support of people in our local community, so we really do appreciate anyone who takes the time to sign up to events like the firewalk or makes a donation. It makes a huge difference to the lives of the people we support.”