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Hospice Of St Francis

1st of November 2010

Hot Foot it or Look Sharp for the Hospice

 It’s the ultimate test of mind over matter! For the past five years the Hospice of St Francis has challenged the locals to walk barefoot over red hot coals burning at over 800 C!  This year there is a sharp new dimension and you can choose to either hotfoot it over the coals or walk over 4 metres of razor sharp smashed glass, the choice is yours!
The event is taking place on Thursday 11 November at 6pm, Watermill Hotel, Bourne End.  It’s just £30 to register and participants are asked to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship – that’s just £10 from 20 friends!
26 year old Simon Redrup of Great Hivings, Chesham works as a security officer in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, and has taken part for the past three years.  He commented:  “Once you have done the motivational exercises and got all the crowds around you, the excitement is overwhelming! When you get to the line and it’s your turn it’s just you versus the coals.  When you walk across them it does not really register but when you come off the feeling on your feet is something akin to the feeling of a very hot bath, that’s all.”
The first time he took part was down to a spur of the moment decision. He was going to watch a friend take part but then realised it was for the Hospice of St Francis who had cared for his Grandmother so he joined in too.  His grandmother on his stepmother’s side of the family had been cared for by the Hospice of St Francis’s Home Care Team.
Community Fundraiser, Sarah Ajder commented:  “We are really pleased to be offering this exciting event again this year, especially with the new Glasswalk addition.  We are always striving to offer new and innovative ways for the public to help us raise funds and hope this will be well received by the more daring ones!”
To take part or for more information contact Sarah Ajder Tel: 01142 869555
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