Staff at Pilgrims Hospices will join members of the public in braving a barefoot walk across red-hot wood embers for the local charity at its firewalking event on Saturday 14 March 2020 within the grounds of the Ashford hospice.
The team know first-hand how much the organisation relies on community fundraising in order to care for thousands of people across east Kent each year who are living with an incurable illness. Led by Healthcare Assistant Polly Parrott, they have decided to go above and beyond their daily duties to further support the charity they hold so dear to their hearts.
Polly said: “My mum and three brothers all died from cancer. Sadly, they didn’t have the opportunity to experience hospice care.
“Pilgrims’ care is exceptional. It’s an amazing place to work; we offer a safe, clean and peaceful environment. It is a privilege to care for people at the end of their life and to offer support to their families, too.”
I really appreciate how dependent Pilgrims is on fundraising. I’d like to think that if I ever needed this care myself it would be here for me. That’s why I want to give back by facing the Firewalk, so that these services continue to be available.
Polly and her colleagues are looking forward to taking on their Firewalk challenge. She added: “I’ve hesitated over signing up for several years. I usually get “cold feet” and regret not taking part, so this year I’m definitely doing it. Watch out, here I come!
“I really appreciate how dependent Pilgrims is on fundraising. I’d like to think that if I ever needed this care myself it would be here for me. That’s why I want to give back by facing the Firewalk, so that these services continue to be available for those in need.”
This year’s firewalkers will join a ‘Hall of Flame’ alongside more than 660 people who have faced the flames for Pilgrims Hospices since the event began in 2016, raising over £170,000.
Could you face the flames and achieve the impossible?
Pilgrims Hospices Firewalk returns to Canterbury and Ashford in March 2020.
Right now, early bird entry for ‘the hottest, shortest sponsored walk in the world’ is just £17. But hurry, places are limited and selling out fast, so sign up today to avoid disappointment: www.pilgrimshospices.org/firewalk
Entry includes training seminar, firewalking experience and certificate.