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HOT STUFF: Harrow fundraisers overcome fear to complete firewalk challenge

 Published on: 16th October 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

Courageous participants braved the heat for the annual firewalk event to raise vital funds for St Luke’s Hospice.

At the Harrow District Masonic Centre on Thursday, September 28, the 36 participants tested their nerve by walking barefoot across hot embers. Collectively, they raised £6,500 for the charity.

The St Luke’s supporters celebrated each other’s victory as they overcame their fears.

Dr Kandi, one of the brave participants, raised a fantastic £1,000 and told her friends afterwards: “The anticipation of the firewalk was far worse than the act itself. But don’t worry, my feet are intact – nothing a pedicure won’t fix!”

The £6,500 raised will help to cover the cost of care at the hospice, only 25 per cent of which is funded by the NHS, and which is provided free of charge to all residents in Harrow and Brent.

A spokesperson for the hospice said: “St Luke’s is hugely grateful to everyone who took part, to the Harrow District Masonic Centre for donating their venue, and to all the incredible volunteers who help make it happen.”

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