Daredevils can take on a glowing-hot challenge to support St Barnabas Hospice and participate in the charity’s latest Fire Walk on 18th March 2023. It is sure to be a delightful evening for participants and spectators alike.
For the first time, there will also be a new challenge for the whole family – walking over LEGO! We’ve all stood on these little plastic blocks by accident, but do you dare to take on the challenge of walking over a whole lane of LEGO? Children who wish to participate must be five years and over, with parental consent and guidance on the day.
The Hospice is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and annually provides care to over 12,000 patients and families across Lincolnshire, including Grantham and the south of the county. By participating in this challenge and raising money, you will be able to support dignified and compassionate care in your community.
The hospice would also like to give a special thank you to The Priory Ruskin Academy, Grantham, for hosting the event.
Paisley Paddison, Fundraising Officer for St Barnabas Hospice, said: “The evening will be full of fun for the whole family. We will also have stalls so you can do some shopping and enjoy yummy food while you’re waiting your turn to walk or if you’re watching.
“This is a great way to challenge yourself and raise money for St Barnabas Hospice. It also makes a unique Christmas present and is a great team-building exercise for staff at your workplace.
“Once you are registered, we will support you all the way up to and during the event, where there will be training on how to beat the heat. You will also receive a medal at the finish line to back up your ‘claim to flame’!
“Last year, all our brilliant supporters raised an incredible £32,000, and we hope to smash that target! A big thank you to the Priory Ruskin Academy and UK Firewalking Company for working with us on this exciting event.”
Three St Barnabas Hospice clinicians will take on the challenge: Palliative Care Consultant – Dr Kat Collett, Specialist Nurse Practitioner – Majella Wright and Health Rehab Support Worker – Sandra Lewis.
Dr Kat Collett said: “Every day, I see the challenges our patients and their families are facing, and I see the difference St Barnabas makes. I can’t wait to do the Fire Walk and raise money to continue providing high-quality care for our patients and their families. It’s for a wonderful cause and something that will make participants glad they took part, pushing themselves and making a difference by helping St Barnabas Hospice.”
Majella Wright commented: “I like to set myself a challenge every year, and this time my challenge is the Fire Walk. I’m really excited, and in preparation, I’ll be working on my positive mental attitude to go for it on the night!”
Sandra Lewis added: “I feel that it’s my duty to support patients, and I want to raise as much money as I can for them. This is going to be a great experience, and I’m really looking forward to it. To anyone thinking of taking on the challenge, come and join us!”
The registration fees alone will cover the costs of running the event. Therefore, all of the money raised through sponsorships and any donations made before, on the night of, or after the event will go directly to patient care and support for those in Lincolnshire living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.
By way of example, £102.06 allows St Barnabas to provide 6 hours of Hospice at Home care, providing support in the comfort of a patient’s own home.
Registration for the Fire Walk starts at £30. St Barnabas kindly asks supporters to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100. To sign up for the Fire Walk, please visit https://stbarnabashospice.co.
Registration for the LEGO Walk is just £7.50 for a child between the ages of five and twelve and £15 for teens and adults. Family tickets for two adults and two children are available at just £40, saving £5! No sponsorship needs to be raised for the LEGO Walk, and you can book your place here: https://stbarnabashospice.co.
St Barnabas Hospice is a local independent charity and every year they support more than 10,500 people across Lincolnshire. They deliver free, high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, their family and carers. St Barnabas offers the patient and their family hospice care and support via: specialist inpatient care, care at home, day therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, complementary therapy, welfare advice and bereavement support. All the services are free. St Barnabas needs to raise over £6m a year to provide its support and care. Over 900 volunteers play a crucial role in the charity’s success.