Firewalk success by Horsham charity

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A FIREWALK organised by Horsham charity Winston’s Wish took place at Goodwood on Saturday.

The motor circuit was host to a firewalk, organised by leading national charity for bereaved children Winston’s Wish. Participants were given an inspiring and upbeat training by Blaze Firewalking, before walking barefoot across a 20 foot bed of coals burning at over 1,200 degrees.

Twenty-six people took part in the event which raised over £4,500 to help bereaved children and their families in West Sussex.

Winston’s Wish Fundraiser, Debbie Brown, who organised and took part in the firewalk said: “A big thank you to all those involved in this amazing event.

“The participants were inspiring, both in their courage and in raising vital funds to help bereaved children locally. By the end of the evening we were united in achieving something remarkable.

“Thank you also to Goodwood, and our sponsors who generously gave their services free of charge to make the event happen.”

Lady March, President of Winston’s Wish, kindly offered Goodwood Motor Circuit as the prestigious venue for the firewalk.

She said: “I was hugely impressed by the determination of all the walkers, and am absolutely delighted by the amount raised.”

The event was supported by local businesses MJ Visual, Millstone Landscapes, Brandon Hire, Face-off Creations, and Abat’Jour Photography, all of which donated their time to help raise funds.

Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. The charity offers practical support and guidance to families across West Sussex.

If you missed the event, there is the opportunity to wake up and walk for Winston’s Wish in the Sunrise Walk later this year in September, to sign up visit www.sunrisewalk.co.uk

For further information on Winston’s Wish visit www.winstonswish.org.uk or call the West Sussex office on 01403 211030.

Article contributed by Susie Gallagher at Winston’s Wish.

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