Archive for the Charity events category

Another excellent year of raising money for good causes…

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Survivorbility helped raise over £200,000 in 2011! The largest amount raised at a single event was for MacMillan Cancer Support; with 120 fire walkers we raised well over £20k! Several other events broke through the £10k barrier…well done everybody involved. Let's see if we can do even better in 2012!

Not a blister in sight

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Article from the Broadgate Estates web site On 23rd March, leading national charity Victim Support invited the Broadgate community to take part in the hottest challenge of the year. Nearly 60 intrepid people were trained by Survivorbility Ltd to walk on thousands off pieces of glass and then…. on fire! The evening was a resounding success and […]

Bull goes fire walking

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Barnett Football Club news page: Michael Bull, a season ticket holder in the East Stand who has been supporting Barnet since 1975, is doing a 15 feet sponsored walk in aid of the charity Victim Support. Not your run-of-the-mill walk this one. Michael's effort on March 23 is, in fact, a firewalk over 15 feet […]

Feminist fire walk a success

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Thank you to everyone who took part in the first national feminist firewalk on the 4th February! We have raised over £16,000 and counting… These funds are crucial to Fawcett and will help us bring together individual women and women’s groups across the UK to ask politicians – including Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Leader […]

Fundraising fire walk in Boston, Lincolnshire raises £11,000 for the Butterfly Hospice Trust

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Bostonians are definitely behind fundraising for the in-patient hospice, which will provide an invaluable service not just to Boston and the surrounding area, but the Pilgrim Hospital’s catchment area and beyond. It’s impossible to exaggerate the difference it will make to patients, but to demonstrate just how willing the public is to support the hospice, consider the fact that 55 volunteers turned up to take part in the firewalk.

Feeling hot, hot, hot at charity fire walk

Friday, November 7th, 2008

It may have been wet and windy… but the weekend was hot, hot, hot for a number of those at Boston Rugby Club's fireworks night. Around 70 daredevils had pledged their souls to a charity fire walk on Saturday… stomping across a 20ft bed of red-hot burning wood embers. The challenge, held at the Princess Royal Sports Arena, was in aid of the Butterfly Hospice Trust, which dreams of building a bed hospice in the town.

Fundraising Fire Walk for Macmillan Cancer Support

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, around 20 people walked over 500C coals, including four sisters, Alison MacDougall, Jan Davidson, Shirley Stewart and Karen Will, who together raised more than £1,300.

First fire walk fundraiser for Barnardo's

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

A team of 31 brave souls hot footed it to an event in Hopwood to raise thousands of pounds for a good cause. Participants travelled from all over the Midlands to the Westmead Hotel to cross a walkway of burning embers measuring 800 degrees centigrade for the very first Barnardo's Believe Fire Walk Event and raised over £4,000 for local children.

Macmillan Charity Fire Walk at Lincoln City Football Club

Monday, April 21st, 2008

More than 30 brave football fans hot-footed it over 400C coals, inspired by Lincoln City FC boss Peter Jackson. The Macmillan charity fire walk was held in honour of Jackson, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.

Survivorbility runs the UK's most northerly fire walk, raising over £3,500 for SPCA

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Fearless animal-lovers took part in the county's first fire walk at the weekend to raise more than £3500 for the SPCA's Balmore Animal Welfare Centre. Twenty-nine volunteers hot-footed it across a bed of red-hot embers at temperatures reaching 700 degrees Celcius during Saturday nights daunting challenge to generate much needed funds.

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