Adrenaline Events

Fire Walk

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Event Details

Date:
4th October 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Registration Deadline:
2018-09-30
Event type:
Adrenaline Events
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
£25 registration fee £125 minimum sponsorship
Contact details:
Catherine Robins 01726 66868 (option 3) crobins@cornwallhospice.co.uk
Location:
Berrycoombe Road
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Set yourself the challenge of all challenges! Be empowered to walk across 20 feet (approx. 8 steps) of hot wood embers and give yourself the motivation to take on other things you previously thought impossible. Transform fear into inspiration, if you can do this just think what else you can achieve!

Set in the grounds of the impressive Bodmin Jail, we’re asking you to handle the heat and raise vital funds for Cornwall Hospice Care.

This event is in partnership with Blaze Firewalking and is kindly sponsored by Cornwall Payroll Bureau.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

Blaze Firewalking are experts in charity firewalks. No previous training is needed and anyone aged 14 to 114 can take part. Blaze will hold a fun, motivational and mindful session right before the walk to make sure you have a barrier breaking experience.

What Happens Next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a notification letting you know that your registration was successful.
  3. Create an online fundraising page through Everyday Hero – a link will be sent to you via email.
  4. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to reach the £125 minimum sponsorship to take part.
  5. You will receive an email in August with further information for your fire walk.
  6. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.
  7. Finally, enjoy the experience!
Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every year it costs over £5 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 20% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for 71 days of care each year. In a calendar year that’s only enough to get us to the 12th 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 32 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, then you can use this experience for any other situations in the future.

Does it hurt?

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 hardest thing to overcome is the fear of taking the first step (quickly followed by many other steps!) as it is a new experience!

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. It’s only for a couple of hours and that glass of wine or beer tastes so much better afterwards.

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.