Walking on fire for hospice

A glass and fire walk held at the Royal Oak in Hurdlow for Blythe House Hospice has been hailed a huge success. Photo contributed.
A glass and fire walk held at the Royal Oak in Hurdlow for Blythe House Hospice has been hailed a huge success. Photo contributed.
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Almost 30 brave people took part in a glasswalk and a firewalk to raise money for Chapel-en-le-Frith’s Blythe House Hospice.

Held at the The Royal Oak at Hurdlow, eight people took part in the glasswalk with 20 talking part in the firewalk, all watched by over 200 spectators.

This was the second year of running sponsored challenge events in aid of Blythe House Hospice at The Royal Oak and involved the act of walking bare foot over broken glass or red-hot embers measuring around 800 degrees.

The hospice’s Fundraising Manager, Lucy Marsden, said: “We are thrilled at how well the event went.

“We had 28 very brave people and huge amounts of spectators.

“We do hope that we can soon announce a fundraising total, but in the meantime we would like to thank everyone who supported the event in some way.”

The hospice offers care and support for people living with cancer or other serious, life-threatening illnesses.

It receives no government funding and relies on fundraising, legacies and donations.