Cornwall Hospice Care Events

Fire and Ice Walk

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Event Details

12th October 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Deadline:
8th October 2019
Event type:
Cornwall Hospice Care Events
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Fire and Ice - £30 Reg. & £200 Min. Sponsorship
Fire or Ice (1 element) - £25 Reg. & £125 Min. Sponsorship
Contact details:
Jane Appleton 01726 66868 (opt. 3)
Polkyth Leisure Centre, Carlyon Road, St Austell, PL25 4DB
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Due to high demand we are delighted to bring back the Cornwall Hospice Care Fire Walk but new for 2019, the added element of an Ice (broken glass) Walk. Be empowered to walk safely across 20 feet (approx. 8 steps) of broken glass, and after dark, take on the same distance of hot wood embers.

Transform fear into inspiration, if you can do this just think what else you can achieve! The choice is yours to take on one or both of these adrenaline fuelled events.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

No previous training is needed and anyone aged 14 to 114 can take part. But, not sure what to expect? See last year’s walkers make their way across the hot embers.

Also, see what are Walkers in last year’s Fire Walk had to say here.

Blaze Firewalking are experts in charity firewalks.  Blaze will hold a fun, motivational and mindful session right before the walk to make sure you have a barrier breaking experience.

Sponsored by Cornwall Payroll Bureau, the glass walk will take place at Polkyth Leisure Centre, St Austell and the Fire Walk at the tennis courts in Poltair Park near to the Leisure Centre.

What Happens Next?
  1. Please get in touch before registering if you have any medical conditions that may restrict you taking part.
  2. Register today by clicking on the above red button through our trusted partner Charity Checkout.
  3. You will receive a notification letting you know that your registration was successful.
  4. Create an online fundraising page through Just Giving – a link will be sent to you in your confirmation email.
  5. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to reach your minimum sponsorship to take part.
  6. You will receive an email nearer the time with further information for your walk.
  7. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.
  8. Finally, enjoy the experience!
Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every year it costs over £5.15 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 19% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for 69 days of care each year. In a calendar year that’s only enough to get us to the 10th March. We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 30+ shops.

£56 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the fire real?

Yes, burning at a mean temperature of 1236˚F! To put it into perspective: paper combusts at 451˚F, aluminium melts at 1100˚F!

Do I actually walk on a flaming fire?

No, you walk on the fire bed itself, by the time you come out of the training seminar the fire will have burnt down to embers. If there are any flames they will be down the sides of the fire lane.

What do you burn?

We burn wood, which is broken down into a smooth red hot path 20’ long by 2’ wide.

Why should I do this?

We all have to face things we are uncertain about. Use this event to set up resources that will always be available for you. If you can conquer fear in the very real form of walking across hot embers/broken glass, then you can use this experience for any other situations in the future.

Challenge your mental boundaries to the max!

Does it hurt?

The hardest thing to overcome is the fear of taking the first step as it is a new experience! Everyone’s firewalking experience is unique.

There are very obvious physical reasons why firewalking is possible. These will be explained during the training. We’ll also tell you about firewalking myths….there lots of them.

The Ice/glass walk is held inside so the weather does not affect it and this walk is done VERY SLOWLY with the guidance of experienced staff. Feet can be repositioned at any time if anything feels uncomfortable. The glass is sterilised prior to the event.

What happens if it rains?

The Blaze fire team get wet! Provisions are made for all types of weather conditions and as long as the wood is kept dry prior to lighting, the event will go ahead.

Can I have an alcoholic drink for some Dutch courage?

No, you won’t be allowed to take part if you have consumed alcohol or taken recreational drugs.

I’m bringing friends/family to watch, is that ok?

Friends and family are encouraged to come along and support you and the other walkers at this exciting event. We know that you’ll want them to take lots of photographs and video of your firewalk. We’re sorry but friends and family won’t be allowed to watch the training.

How much fundraising do I have to do?

If you are taking part in 1 of the elements then we ask that you raise a minimum of £125. If you are braving both elements then your minimum fundraising amount is £200.

Is there a minimum age to take part?

Minimum age is 14 but under 16’s will need parental consent.