St Barnabas House is offering supporters the chance to take on a 20ft firewalk on 15 June 2019 as part of an Epic Games Day in partnership with Worthing Rugby Club.
Taking place at Worthing Rugby Club, the hospice hopes that the adrenalin fuelled evening will help transform people’s fears and inspire them to do something they didn’t think possible.
Many of those taking part will be walking on hot embers in memory of a loved one, whilst raising vital funds for the hospice at the same time.
Jo Bacon, Community Fundraiser Officer at St Barnabas House said: “We’re really excited to be bringing back the event for a second time in June. With the support of Worthing Rugby Club, last year’s firewalk raised £5,040. This is enough to fund the cost of a 24 hour stay on our In-patient Unit for eight of our patients.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming lots of new firewalkers this year and together we hope we can beat last year’s total!”
Helena Juric, age 25, faced her fears and completed the last firewalk challenge in March 2018, raising over £600 for the charity. She was motivated to take part after witnessing the care that St Barnabas House gave to her mother, Nadine Byrnes.
Helena said: “When my mum was diagnosed with cancer, St Barnabas were remarkable with their end of life care. The firewalk was an amazing experience. It pushed me to come out of my comfort zone and made me try something new. I would recommend it to anyone – it’s so much fun and for such a great cause.”
St Barnabas House ambassador and Worthing Ruby Club Minis coach, Paddy Hooper is looking forward to hosting the event again this year.
Paddy said: “One of the best things about the firewalk is that you can turn up and have a fantastic experience without having to spend 6 months beforehand doing fitness work.
“On the evening we have a world class ’Fire Master’ instructor who has undergone a minimum of 200 separate firewalking events at different locations.
“By getting the community involved, we can improve the quality of life for people receiving hospice care and have loads of fun at the same time.”
Think you can handle the heat? Register to firewalk before 15 May 2019 and take advantage of the early bird offer for just £20 at www.stbh.org.uk/firewalk
For more information, contact the St Barnabas House Fundraising Team on 01903 25477 or email [email protected]