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Elgar Centre

The Lewis Foundation Birthday Firewalk

Up for a challenge? Become a member of Team Lewis & take part in the Firewalk to raise money for our gift packs for adult cancer patients in hospital.

The Lewis Foundation Birthday Firewalk
The Lewis Foundation Birthday Firewalk

Time & Location

05 Apr 2024, 17:00 – 20:00

Elgar Centre, Elgar Centre, High Street, Upton, Northampton NN5 4EN

About the Event

This April is our 8th Birthday and we are hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for our charity by hosting a Firewalk.

We are asking YOU to take on this amazing challenge and complete the Firewalk to raise money for The Lewis Foundation.

Participants will undergo training of about 1 hour. When the fire has burned to red hot embers it is raked-level and prepared for the walk. Participants go to the fire, remove their footwear and one by one are invited to walk the coals.

This is taking place at The Elgar Centre, High Street, Upton, Northampton.

The money you raise from the challenge will help support our work of providing our free gift packs and support to adults as they go through cancer treatment in hospital. Taking on this challenge means you will make a HUGE difference to adults as they go through cancer treatment.

We would love you to join us!

Complete the Firewalk for FREE by raising a minimum of £100 (excluding gift aid) for The Lewis Foundation.

Once you have signed up we will send you a link so you can set up a JustGiving Page - https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/thelewisfoundationfirewalk2024

Download a paper sponsor form here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a Trick?

It is not a trick. The fire is real!  The embers will be glowing red hot and we can often measure the temperature at 1200 degrees fahrenheit. You will have bare feet, and they will not be treated in any way.

Will it hurt?

Some have described it as walking on eggshells or hot sand. Each runner had his or her own experience. We have not known walkers to experience pain and when the opportunity arises many will walk more than once.

How should I prepare?

There is no preparation to undertake. No treatment of the feet or mental exercise, just the training provided at the seminar, You should abstain from the consumption of alcohol or drugs prior to the event. Any person who in the opinion of the trainer is unfit to participate will not be permitted to take part.

Please ensure your feet are clean and free from massage and pedicure oils.

How fit do I need to be?

There is no strenuous physical exercise involved. If you can work normally then you should manage the firewalk perfectly. If you have any doubts, please contact your GP before attending.

What should I wear?

There is no special clothing required. Casual comfortable clothing is best. Please remember fires can be quite dirty and clothes may become ash stained. Footwear needs to be easy to remove and needs to be replaced before going back indoors so a hand towel may be a good idea. Flip Flops are a good idea, especially if the ground is cold. Nail varnish and toe rings are fine.

Are there any medical restrictions?

We have many people walking who are pregnant, diabetes, stroke survivors, and are blind among many other conditions. None have been an issue, however we always recommend if in doubt, seek advice from your doctor.

Is it safe?

There is an inherent risk in any activity involving fire. It is important that participants pay attention to all the training and heed the advice and instruction of the trainer. Whilst absolute safety is not guaranteed proper procedures reduce risk to achieve the absolute minimum.

Will I be hypnotised?

No. You will be fully awake at all times - indeed you will be more alert than normal. You may also withdraw at any time if you wish.

What are the age restrictions?

Ideally the walkers should be over the age of 11. However, we will consider them slightly younger if they are mature.  All we ask is if they are under 18, that they are mature enough to listen to the training and will need a parent/guardian to sign the form.

Please read out event policies before signing up.

Any questions, point of contact is Lynette Lee - lynette.lee@thelewisfoundation.co.uk

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