The chief executive of Trinity Hospice and singing star Linda Nolan have become the latest people to sign up to walk across burning coals for charity.
David Houston and Linda also have the option of walking across broken glass in the Fire and Ice Walk, which is one of the last events taking place to raise money for our Hospice Heroes appeal.
Other Trinity staff have pledged to take part in the event, which is taking place at Blackpool FC on Bloomfield Road on June 26, and they’re hoping other company bosses will take part.
The hospice’s event fund-raiser, Collette Goodwin, said: “This could be a unique opportunity to get your boss to walk over hot coals and raise money for Trinity.
“Bring your friends and family along to provide support and cheer you on.
“Walkers must be aged 16 or over, but children are more than welcome to watch.”
It’s the first time Trinity has run an event, and bosses are hoping to make it one to remember.
The Fire and Ice walk is being staged by UK Firewalk, which specialise in fire and ice (broken glass) walking. It’s director Scott Bell has twice held the world record for the greatest distance in fire walking.
The firm says it’s a case of mind over matter, and will be putting on an hour-long briefing before the event.
Trinity’s fund-raising manager, Linzi Young, said: “We are looking for really brave Hospice Heroes to face their fears and take part in our first ever fire and ice walk.
“This is a really exciting fund-raising event.
“Several members of staff at Trinity have said they will be signing up and lots of us will be there to offer some moral support.”
Proceeds from the event will go towards our Hospice Heroes appeal, which aims to raise £200,000 for Trinity and Brian House children’s hospice to help pay for a massive refurbishment.
The Fire and Ice walk starts at 6.30pm and is expected to run until around 9pm.
Places cannot be booked online, but to take part contact Collette on (01253) 359355 or Trinity Hospice, on Low Moor Road, Bispham, on (01253) 358881 to enquire about an entry form.
Numbers are limited, so places will be given on a first come, first served basis.