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Harrow charity challenge locals to ‘walk on fire’ to raise funds

A Harrow charity is looking for adventurous supporters to take on a ‘thrilling challenge’ at 7pm on 29 September at the Harrow District Masonic Centre to help fund end-of-life care. 

Harrow residents will test their nerve against this ancient practice, by barefoot walking across red-hot embers that are over 600 degrees celsiussix times hotter than boiling water!

Participants, who will be given full training by a fire walking expert, can invite their friends and family to cheer them on and celebrate the moment they cross the hot coals.

Potential walkers can be reassured that the activity is safe and once completed, fearless walkers ‘can feel invigorated and empowered by the audacious act’, say St Luke’s Hospice

Previous fire-walker, Hansa Shah, spoke of her experience: “I had been searching for a challenge and when the Firewalk was advertised I felt it would be the perfect place to start. Although my husband was very worried at the thought of me participating, it was the encouragement from my grandchildren that spurred me on to take part. It was the best thing I’ve done!

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Hansa Shah doing the Fire Walk. Credit: St Luke’s Hospice
“On the day of the Firewalk I was scared, even after briefing from the professionals. I remember walking up to the starting point and my heart was saying one thing, but luckily, my mind was saying something else. I started the walk and I could hear all the encouraging voices; “Just walk at a steady pace”, they said.
“I realised there was no turning back and guess what? I did it and felt so proud as I raised my hands in the air. Everybody should do at least one daring thing in their lives: so I encourage all of you to take part! The reason I did it for St Lukes was because when my father-in-law was at the end of his life, suffering from cancer, the support we received from the staff was immense and we cannot thank them all enough.


If you’re interested, you can book your place at www.stlukes-hospice.org/firewalk

For more information: Email events@stlukes-hospice.org or call 020 8382 8112.