An engaged couple from Lyminge, Kent will put their feet to the fire in a unusual initiation test on Saturday 24 March.
Lizzie Holmes and Daniel Shilling will tie the knot in August, but not before they’ve crossed a threshold of fire to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices.
Lizzie decided to take part in the Firewalk challenge while her grandfather Richard received end of life care at Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury in December 2017 and across the new year.
“The love and care the staff and volunteers gave to our grandad and family during this difficult time is beyond words,” explains Lizzie.
“It was such a homely environment; they did everything and they thought of everything, so I wanted to give something back. My grandad was right next to me when I signed us both up.”
The love and care the staff and volunteers gave to our grandad and family during this difficult time is beyond words.
The Fire and Ice Walk takes place on Saturday 24 March at the Sports Pavilion at the University of Kent. Lizzie and Daniel will walk barefooted over red-hot wood embers measuring 800 degrees.
This challenge marks the start of a new chapter in the couple’s life together, as it will be the first among many they plan to take on.
“We’ve signed up to some other challenges and have this idea that we’ll do a couple every year to raise money for cancer charities,” adds Lizzie. “If we can get through walking across burning embers together, we can get through anything!”