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Walking on hot coals for charity

A fire-walking challenge is being held (appropriately) outside Beverley’s Firepit restaurant and bar. The event, next month, is hoping to raise £10,000 in support of Dove House Hospice.

Karinda Jones (pictured), fund-raising manager at the Hull hospice, recently took to the coals at a previous fire -walking event, describing it as  “a fantastic experience”

She told Beverley FM: “It is so scary when you are standing there waiting to walk, especially when they tell you the coals are well over 500 degrees! But the sense of achievement and feeling of pride as you step off and think ‘wow, I walked on fire!’ is amazing. I would definitely encourage anyone thinking of taking on this challenge!”

She said the challenge, on Wednesday March 28, was a great way to raise funds for the hospice, which provides expert care for adults in Hull and East Yorkshire living with a terminal illness, as well as supporting their families and loved ones throughout the illness and after bereavement.

Dove House is the only place in the East Riding of Yorkshire that offers this type of specialist care and relies on the support of the local community to ensure they can continue to provide their care to whoever needs it, whenever they need it.

Karinda said the Firepit, at Flemingatre, was the perfect place for the challenge. The bar is organising entertainment from 6pm, with the walk getting underway at 7.30pm. Anyone wanting to join other dare-devils in the challenge can sign up by visiting www.dovehouse.org.uk/firewalk.