Staff hot-footing it to support charity

The Maggie's Fire Walk is back in 2015 at the Cobalt Business Park with over 60 participants signed up to hot-foot it to the charity’s fundraising event to raise money for people affected by cancer.

Taking part is the participants opportunity to support people affected by cancer by walking over hot coals. The fundraising challenge takes place on Wednesday 11 November 2015 at the Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside. Each participant has to walk across a length of burning embers or coals, which could reach temperatures of 1200°F, but conducted properly, no one should receive any burns! Everyone who takes part in the walk must complete a safety seminar before taking part in the challenge.

Built in the grounds of the Freeman Hospital, the Maggie’s Newcastle Centre provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends. The Centre is a warm and welcoming place, where qualified professionals are on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

Karen Verrill, Centre Head at Maggie’s Newcastle said: “The Fire Walk 2014 was a fantastic event and we had over 50 people brave the coals to raise an excellent amount of money for our Centre. By taking part in the challenge supporters are helping us to raise vital funds for the Centre as well as raising awareness of the support we offer to people affected by cancer.

“We are really excited about this year’s Fire Walk and as a charity which relies on voluntary donations we are very grateful to all the staff and friends from Cobalt Park who have signed up.”

Amy Carroll, Events & Communications Manager at Cobalt Business Park said “We are delighted to be supporting Maggies with this new event for the park, it’s has been a really exciting year for us with hundreds of new staff joining the park, and they have fully embraced the sense of community we have here and we a delighted with the numbers of people taking part.”

“It’s something fun and for a good cause that can include anyone at Cobalt, having over 14,000 staff on site whom are super keen to join forces and get involved in charity events allows us to organise brilliant large scale events like this.”

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