The walk of fire

Feeling brave? Then here’s your chance to get involved with Norfolk’s Big C fundraising event for Cancer research!

This February, Big C are raising funds for this incredibly vital cause. The charity will be providing 70 people with the chance to walk across fire. Each person must pledge to make £200 alongside a £25 deposit. The rest can be raised through fundraising or by giving a larger deposit with a smaller fundraising commitment!

The concept of firewalking has long been around, but it has resurfaced in the UK over the last few years. This event is calling all those brave enough to conquer their fears and anxieties by walking across burning coals. To make sure you’re fully prepared, training will be given prior to the event. This training will prepare you to channel any fears you have about the activity in a positive way. This is a really good experience to help with other anxieties that you may have in other aspects of life!

Anyone 14 and over can take part in this Big C event, providing that you are able to walk unaided. Furthermore, you’ll need to be available from 17:00 on the 21st February for the training. All you need to do to get involved is set up a JustGiving or Virgin Money fundraising page (unless you already have one) so that you can collect your sponsorships. Big C will also send you a paper version once you are registered.

You can book the event by going to www.big-c.co.uk/firewalk or by emailing rachel.francis@big-c.co.uk. Similarly, you can call 01603 619900 where they will do the booking for you!

The Big C is an independent charity so all the funding and services are for the people of Norfolk. The money raised is used to support those battling cancer in the local community by funding life-saving machines for example. Furthermore, Big C funds ground-breaking cancer research at UEA.


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rebeccabemment As a third year English and American Literature student, Becca spends most of her time either reading or writing, with the hope that this will someday land her in the world of publishing. She will spend her third year attempting to balance being Lifestyle Editor for Concrete, trying to keep up being a regular blogger, and drinking endless amounts of tea – because tea is just the best.

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