Macmillan Charity Fire Walk at Lincoln City Football Club

Adapted from an article in the Lincolnshire Echo by James Newall

Fundraising fire walk at Lincoln City Football Club

Fundraising fire walk at Lincoln City Football Club

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.

The fire walking event raised over £1000.

More than 100 people watched the dare-devil fire walkers tramp through the burning embers in front of the Lincolnshire Echo stand at Sincil Bank on Saturday night. And it is hoped the event raised well over £1,000 for the charity. Suited and booted in a full tuxedo, Imps chairman Steff Wright led by example and strode across the fire first. After completing his challenge he said he had done it for Jacko. "Obviously he was at the forefront of my mind throughout and I'm about to ring him up and tell him I've done it," he said.

"It's been a brilliant experience for everyone who's taken part. There was a real mix of people and everyone really enjoyed the buildup. The walk itself was really odd. It stung, but I guess it wasn't quite as hot as I'd thought, I think everyone was so focused they didn't notice the pain. Lets hope we've raised plenty of money for Macmillan." Echo reporter James Newall and football writer Mark Whiley also took part in the fire walk.

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