Locals fire walk for breast cancer

A breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Haven, is asking local people from across the West Midlands to walk across fire to help raise funds and awareness of the disease.

This event will see brave participants walk barefoot across 20ft of burning wood embers, which will reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit.

The fundraising event will take place at the Silhillians Sports Club, Solihull on the 25 April. All funds will go towards Breast Cancer Haven’s West Midlands centre. Last year, the West Midlands centre supported over 500 local people.

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity that supports those affected by breast cancer. The charity provides a range of free therapies and workshops designed to help manage the symptoms of breast cancer and the side effects of treatment.

Elysa Cooper, Fundraiser at Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands said: ‘We’re so excited to launch our third annual Firewalk to raise funds to support local people affected by breast cancer. We’ve got local businesses taking part alongside staff, service users and their friends and family. Over the past two years we’ve raised over £25,000 from our Firewalk events. If you fancy doing something different, come and join us. It’s set to be a night to remember.’

Firewalk providers Blaze said: “We all have to face things we are uncertain about but you can use this event to set up resources that will always be available to you. If you can conquer fear in the very real form of walking across hot embers, then you can use this experience for any other situation in the future.”

To sign up for the West Midlands Firewalk, call 0121 726 9578 or visit breastcancerhaven.org.uk/solihull-firewalk. If you or anyone you know has been affected by breast cancer, please call Breast Cancer Haven on 0121 726 9570 or visit breastcancerhaven.org.uk.