East London's Toynbee Hall holds 2nd annual fire walk

Adapted from an article in the East London Advertiser

The East London Advertiser's piece on the joint glass walk and fire walk

The East London Advertiser's piece on the joint glass walk and fire walk

Fire walkers face their fears to raise over £7,000

26 brave people took part in East End charity Toynbee Hall’s fire walk on site at Toynbee Hall in E1 and raised over £7,000 in sponsorship on November 1st.

Toynbee Hall staff, corporate supporters and individuals completed an hour’s training with survival expert Martyn Helliwell of Survivorbility that included breaking arrows with the sharp end against their throats and walking over broken glass.

A glass walk makes fire walking seem easy! Firewalker Alexandra Roberts said, "After walking over broken glass the firewalk seemed like a breeze! I enjoyed every minute of it." Another participant said; "I could never have imagined walking over fire and was really nervous beforehand but after walking over broken glass in the training the fire was no problem!"

After the firewalk there was a Fire and Ice party in the historic Toynbee Hall with a live band and fire poi performance for the firewalkers and guests. All the money raised goes to support Toynbee Hall’s vital work with young people, adults and older people.

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