Fundraising firewalk for Chichester and Bognor MS Society

Fundraisers take on a firewalk for the MS Society
Fundraisers take on a firewalk for the MS Society

HOT-footed fundraisers conquered a fiery path in a bid to raise cash for charity.

Members of Chichester and Bognor Multiple Sclerosis Society got together with Portsmouth and Gosport branches to take part in sponsored firewalk.

The members of the Chichester and Bognor branch who faced the challenge were chairman Michael Warden, Helen Pullen, Caroline Lister, Amanda Burgess, and Claire Hawkins.

They were joined by Terry King from Crew, Emsworth.

One of those who took part was mother-of-three Helen Pullen from Felpham.

Helen said: “The evening collectively raised around £5,500.

“We would like to thank all our family, friends and supporters who turned up to watch us conquer our fears and our sponsors for their generosity.

“Karen from B.L.A.Z.E did an excellent job at training us up in the two hours prior to our firewalk.

“She gave us courage, confidence and the strength to overcome our fears of walking on hot coals burning at 1,237degC.

“Lessons that we can all take with us and use in life. It really was a leap of faith for us all as there are no gimmicks and the coals were regularly raked to make sure they were hot and not crusting over,” added the 40-year-old.

Helen was first diagnosed with MS when she was 25.

The team’s efforts raised some £2,000 for the Chichester and Bognor branches.

The firewalk took place on November 5, Gunwharf Quays shopping complex in Portsmouth.