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​Bromsgrove fundraisers to face the heat at firewalk

Press Release   •   Feb 02, 2016 11:17 GMT

The Stroke Association is calling out for thrill-seekers to walk barefoot across burning coals at a firewalk on Thursday 25 February at the Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove.

The challenge involves full training, before walking across 20 feet of wood embers, burning at temperatures up to 1300°F. Registration is from 5pm with the firewalk at 7pm, while visitors can also enjoy a hog roast and refreshments including winter warming mocktails and hot chocolate. There’ll also be further activities and games for spectators to get involved.

Georgina Lawrence, Regional Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “The firewalk is an exhilarating experience and a great way to raise money for the Stroke Association. The funds raised by our firewalkers will go a long way towards supporting local stroke survivors and their families as they rebuild their lives after stroke, as well as our work at the Life After Stroke Centre.”

The firewalk costs £20 to register, and participants are asked to raise a minimum of £75 in sponsorship. For more information call 01527 903 501 or e-mail WMEvents@stroke.org.uk

A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk