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Charity firewalk set for Reigate
10:57am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
A Surrey charity will be turning up the heat on fundraising next month with a sponsored firewalk in Reigate.
The Surrey Care Trust will be teaming up with Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club for the event for the stout-hearted at the club on Friday, March 22.
The event will be run by firewalking specialists BLAZE, who will protect fearless fundraisers’ feet by guiding them through techniques that will enable them to conquer the fiery catwalk without experiencing any pain or injury.
The feat will see the sponsored firewalkers crossing 20 feet of embers smouldering at 1200˚F (650˚C).
The team of experts will give the intrepid fundraisers a motivational training session set to leave them feeling energised and powerful before they step out onto the embers.
Katy Rashbrook, marketing and fundraising intern at the Surrey Care Trust, and veteran firewalker, said: “I took part in the firewalk at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge last November, and it was such a rush.”
She said: “In the moment, all your nerves disappear and you just feel like you can do anything.”
Katy added that knowing the firewalk will be benefiting the Surrey Care Trust will also help.
The Trust is a local independent charity that works with people of all ages throughout the county, giving a second chance to those who have had a difficult start in life, and providing mentoring, counselling, training, education and financial help to those who need it.
The Trust is also the nominated charity of the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Councillor Roger Newstead, who showed his support as guest speaker at the Trust’s Christmas lunch at The Yew Tree Inn in Reigate.
Katy said: “Knowing you’re supporting such a fantastic cause is of course an added incentive to make it across the flames.”
She said: “We hold two firewalks a year and they are always really special feel-good events for both participants and spectators. “We’re really excited about our first firewalk in Reigate and it will be loads of fun.”
Participants in the firewalk should be aged 16 or over and have what the organisers called “a burning desire” to take part.
The first firewalkers will step on to the sizzling red carpet at 8.30pm, and spectators are invited to attend from 8pm to show their support.
Firewalking fundraisers are asked to contribute £20 to sign up for the event, and then raise at least £130 in sponsorship, which will support the work of the Surrey Care Trust.
For more details about the firewalk or to request a fundraising pack, contact Vicky Nash on 01483 412751, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Further details can also be found at the charity's website: www.surreycaretrust.co.uk