Veterans' Growth is a charity dedicated to helping ex-service personnel who are suffering from mental heath issues. We offer Social Therapeutic Horticulture therapy and support.
1 in 5 ex-service personnel will experience mental health issues. Can you help and support us to help and support them?
This is our first Charity event and what better way to kick this off than with an amazing challenge like a firewalk. Can you walk over hot coal for our veterans who have put their lives on the line for us? I'm sure you can. This is going to be an amazing event and evening so please come along and join in the fun. Register now!
Thank you from us all at Veterans' Growth.
Event details and schedule
WHAT IS FIREWALKING?
Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot wooden coals. A combination of pine, ash and oak is burnt and then broken down into a smooth red-hot path of embers. The lane itself is between 15-20ft long and 2-3ft wide. During the course of the burn down the temperature of the fire reaches over 1236° Fahrenheit and when it comes time to walk on the coals the fire lane will be burning at a core temperature of over 400-600° degrees Fahrenheit.
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE EVENING OF THE EVENT?
The registration process begins at 8.00 pm onwards. You will register for the event and bring all the sponsorship monies you have raised with you as this will be collected during the registration process. After the training session (beginning at 8.30pm) you will be brought out to the prepared fire lane at 9.00pm. An experienced member of the T4C team always crosses the lane first to ensure it meets their strict safety criteria and once the go ahead has being given, each walker is then given the opportunity to walk across the fire lane. After all the walkers have safely crossed the lane you will be led back to the training room for a quick debrief and presentation of a certificate of achievement.
WHERE CAN I PARK MY CAR?
HOW MUCH SPONSORSHIP IS REQUIRED TO TAKE PART IN THE FIREWALK?
To secure your place on the event we are asking everyone to provide an inclusive registration fee of £25.00 and agree to a minimum fundraising target of £100.00 (but obviously we encourage you to generate far more!). The average amount of sponsorship raised on a sponsored fire-walk is usually between £200 and £250, with many participants raising way beyond this figure. It’s important to remember that people are not only more willing to sponsor an individual who is taking part in such an unusual event; they are far more likely to offer higher levels of sponsorship .
WHAT DO I WEAR ON THE NIGHT?
As no special clothes are required, casual clothing is fine as long as your trousers can be rolled up and there is no obstacle to removing your socks. Wet wipes are a good idea afterwards to wipe any soot off your feet.
ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIBED/NON-PRESCRIBED DRUGS
Due to the inherent risks associated with firewalking, any substances which adversely affect the operation of your nervous system will have a negative impact on your ability to walk safely over hot coals. Any person who appears to be visibly intoxicated will be declined the opportunity to firewalk. If you are taking any prescribed medication you are unsure about, please refer to your local GP for advice.
WILL THERE BE REFRESHMENTS?
There will be some refreshments to purchase from Taris’ Coffee bar, although feel free to ensure you eat a proper meal before arriving.