SOS Africa

Registered Charity Number: 1105747
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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Frome Firewalk Fundraiser

Do you dare to walk on fire for the SOS Africa Children?

Nov 12 2016

  • Frome Firewalk Fundraiser

    Frome Firewalk Fundraiser

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Do you dare to walk on fire? This November, local charity SOS Africa is turning up the heat and laying down the ultimate fundraising challenge which will test the bravery and determination of the most courageous of contenders:

Taking place at Frome College on Saturday 12th November between 6pm and 9pm, we are challenging 100 brave fundraisers to walk amidst the flames and raise £100 each to enable us to launch a new education programme in the Western Cape of South Africa in 2017.

Practised for thousands of years, firewalking is seen as both the definitive mental test and the most inspirational journey you will ever take. It involves walking barefoot along 20 feet of red-hoot wood embers measuring temperatures of around 800 degrees. No tricks, no special effects, just you and the fire!

And why, you may ask, would someone be foolhardy enough to take on such a challenge… Quite simply, the decision to walk across the coals is dramatically life changing. Not because you have decided to firewalk in itself, but because you have consciously decided not to let your fear inhibit your actions. Once you take the power away from fear, there is really nothing stopping you. After all if you can walk safely across hot coals what else is possible?

And as you stand surveying the challenge laid out before you, trying to muster the courage to take the first step, just think of the life-changing difference this heroic act will have on the deserving children you are empowering through education in South Africa! And for every £50 you raise over your fundraising target, you will receive an entry into our prize draw to win two flight tickets to visit our education projects in South Africa!

We would also like to welcome the families and friends of participants to come along and cheer them on. Courtesy of resident DJ John Hinde, you will be treated to a compilation of “fire themed” music in addition to face painting and a delicious hog roast.

If you are over 16 years old and would like to register for this event, please email with your name, address, contact number, Firewalking nickname, e.g. “Dangerous Dave” or “Gutsy Gertrude” and a brave-faced selfie photo for your online fundraising page. Please note that places will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis so please contact us as soon as you decide.


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Event Type

Active & Health – Extreme sports

Event Contact Details

Matt Crowcombe

SOS Africa Shop , 21 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 5AA



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