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Brave souls unite: Lewis-Manning Hospice Care hosts thrilling Fire walk Fundraiser and raises over £13,000

by | May 21, 2024 | Fundraising, Events, News, Retail | 0 comments

Brave souls united at the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Fire Walk fundraiser, which took place on Friday 17th May in Ashley Cross Green, Poole, raising £13,000 for the charity.

44 fire walkers took up the challenge and bravely walked barefoot over a bed of red-hot coals on the Green.

Participants included members of the public, corporate company teams and even a hospice patient!

The Fire Walk was kindly sponsored by local businesses, Katie Fox Estate Agents, Le Bateau and Howden. Additional support was also received from Barratt Homes, Minuteman Press, Capital Barriers & Temporary Fencing Limited, Job Shop and Axent Workwear.

Hospice patient, Brian, who is registered blind said, “I’ve never done a fire walk before, so I was curious as it’s something different.  People often say to me, ‘you can’t do things like that because you’re blind, but I like to do challenges. I was so happy to be able to do this for Lewis-Manning as they’ve helped me so much and brought so much enjoyment to my life. It’s brilliant to be able to give something back as a thank you for their invaluable support. I’ve raised over £300!”

Area Fundraiser India Turner said, “Wow what an evening it was!  Huge respect to everyone who took part. There was a real celebratory, community feel to the event with everyone encouraging and supporting each other. We were incredibly lucky with the sunny evening and we had a great turnout of spectators too.  Lots of the fire walkers had brought along their friends and family.  It was my first event working for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and I was blown away by the level of support and camaraderie with everyone was in such high spirits!

“The hospice retail shop which overlooks the Green stayed open until 9pm too, adding to the buzz of the evening and showcasing our sustainable shopping offering.”

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