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More than 30 walk over hot coals for St Luke’s Hospice
Charity supporters raised more than £6,000 by walking over hot coals and broken glass.
The 34 people twalked over a 30ft bed of coals glowing at 1,200⁰F or a 30ft bed of broken glass in aid of St Luke’s Hospice at Claremont High School, Kenton on Thursday night.
Bilal Ali, 26, of Edgware, who took on both the fire and glass walks, said: “I’ve known about the fire walk for three years and I’ve been interested in doing it but I was always too late to participate.
“I’ve finally taken the chance and it was a fantastic and liberating experience. You cannot let your apprehension, doubt or fear hold you back.
“The event is also helping St Luke’s who give people a better quality of life in their final years.”
Fiona Bay, who has set herself 60 extreme challenges by the time she turns 60 this month, also took on both challenges.
She said: “This challenge is my final one, the 60th on my list because I wanted to go out in style and in a blaze of glory. Well, that’s exactly what happened. The 60 list is officially completed.”
Ivy Flemmings, 72, who was taking part in her second fire walk said: “I wanted to support St Luke’s because I’ve lost loved ones to cancer.
“The fire walk is just a wonderful experience and I would encourage other people to take part. I will always support St Luke’s because the Hospice is there for everyone.”
During recent years St Luke's Hospice has received less government funding but an increase in demand for its services.
In order to keep running and providing services to the people of Harrow and Brent St Luke’s needs to raise £3million.
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