Staff at Colchester-based Ingleton Woods raise £6,000 after braving firewalk

Employees from Ingleton Wood after completing a firewalk in aid of Love Support Unite

Employees from Ingleton Wood after completing a firewalk in aid of Love Support Unite - Credit: Archant

Daring employees have raised more than £6,000 for charity by hot footing it across 15ft of burning coals.

Staff at the Colchester office of property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood were cheered on by friends and family as they braved temperatures of up to 650oC in aid of Love Support Unite, which helps vulnerable families in Malawi.

The 25 fire-walkers raised an impressive total of £6,386.26, which will be used to protect families against famine and teach them how to live sustainably by growing and managing crops

Laura Mansel Thomas, partner at Ingleton Wood, which held the event at its offices in Colchester Business Park, said: “There were a few nerves to begin with but once the first person stepped out there was a huge rush of excitement. It was a great atmosphere within the team and the crowd.

Gayle Berry from Love Support Unite added: “Ingleton Wood’s brave staff all deserve medals. What they have done is fantastic.