Medical director up for fire walk challenge

Dr Dick Board and the mayor outside William Parker
Dr Dick Board and the mayor outside William Parker

A CHARITY has started stoking the fires of its next fundraiser - with a little help from the mayor of Hastings.

Councillor Kim Forward joined Dr Dick Board - medical director at St Michael’s Hospice - to encourage dare devil locals to put their best foot forward for the St Leonards-based charity.

The hospice is holding its annual fire walk on April 20 at William Parker School and the mayor wished everyone already signed up the best of luck - including Dr Board.

She said: “I think Dr Board and the other participants are extremely brave and I would like to wish everyone good luck.”

As well as the firewalk there will also be music from the 1066 Rockitmen, an appearance from Hastings Community Circus, two dancing displays, a raffle, face painting, a quiz and a firework finale.

Anyone who would like to take part in the fire walk should ring Marcia Dart on 01424 456381.