Fire-walking fundraisers go hotfoot across burning coals for mental health

More than 60 people braved the heat to walk across hot embers and raise thousands of pounds for Suff

More than 60 people braved the heat to walk across hot embers and raise thousands of pounds for Suffolk Mind. Picture: TONY WOODERSON - Credit: Tony Wooderson

Fundraisers went hotfoot across a bed of burning coals to raise thousands of pounds for a Suffolk charity.

More than 60 people braved the heat to walk across hot embers and raise thousands of pounds for Suff

More than 60 people braved the heat to walk across hot embers and raise thousands of pounds for Suffolk Mind. Picture: TONY WOODERSON - Credit: Tony Wooderson

More than 60 people from across Suffolk turned up the fundraising heat to walk across a bed of hot coals to raise a total of £21,000 for Suffolk Mind.

The charity works to encourage and develop good mental health for all and the event, at Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge, was organised with East of England Co-op.

More than 60 people braved the heat to walk across hot embers and raise thousands of pounds for Suff

More than 60 people braved the heat to walk across hot embers and raise thousands of pounds for Suffolk Mind. Picture: TONY WOODERSON - Credit: Tony Wooderson

Among those braving the heat were James Finch, the chairman of Suffolk County Council, who has chosen Suffolk Mind as his charity for his year in office and has held a series of fundraising walks for it, and West Suffolk College principal Nikkos Savvas.

A spokesman for Suffolk Mind said: "It was a fantastic night, there was a great atmosphere and lots of supporters there to cheer people on.

More than 60 people braved the heat to walk across hot embers and raise thousands of pounds for Suff

More than 60 people braved the heat to walk across hot embers and raise thousands of pounds for Suffolk Mind. Picture: TONY WOODERSON - Credit: Tony Wooderson


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"Firewalking might seem a bit daunting but lots of people wanted to take part."

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