Brave souls invited to walk on fire for charity

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DAREDEVILS are invited to pop down to The Stade tomorrow evening (Saturday) to walk across hot coals for an orphanage in Burma.

The event is being organised by Tom Rogers in aid of the charity H2O Help for Orphans.

He is also just one of a number of fearless fire walkers expected to take part in the fundraiser, as part of Parrabbola evening festival.

Mr Rogers said: “I’m hoping to raise more than £1,000 for a cause very dear to my heart. From 2007 to 2010 I lived and worked in a refugee camp situated on the Thai/Burmese border. Though there is a tentative ceasefire at the moment, a 63-year civil war has decimated large parts of eastern Burma.

“I’m raising funds for an orphanage based in the village of Umphang near where I worked as a volunteer during my time on the border. In the war-torn environment there is great need for more places at the orphanage and every penny raised will go direct to the H20 Help to Orphans Foundation to help support the existing orphanage and to help fund a support network deep inside eastern Burma.”

Daredevils wanting to participate should head down for 7pm when the event starts.

After a one-hour workshop, participants will do the fire walk individually and receive a certificate afterwards.

A professional firewalking company will set up the fire and conduct the workshop to prepare the walkers’ mindset.

Although participants can raise money for their own charity of choice, the money raised during the event will go to H2O Help to Orphans.

Contact Mr Rogers to participate, donate or sponsor the event by logging onto www.charitygiving.co.uk/100milewalk, www.facebook.com/HastingsFirewalk or email Tommyrogers42@gmail.com.