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Pilgrims Hospices raise thousands at fire and ice walk challenge at Saga in Ramsgate

By Katie Davis

Thirty two 'brave soles' put their best foot forward at the weekend to face Pilgrims Hospices fire and ice walk challenge at Saga in Ramsgate.

Up first was the ice walk challenge, where participants faced a walk across a six foot long bed of razor sharp glass.

The group then got fired up for a barefoot walk over red-hot embers measuring around 800 degrees.

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More than £5,000 was raised

Sponsorship for the event currently stands at a total of £5,480, with the highest individual fundraiser Colin Knight at £700.

The event also took place over the weekend in Ashford and will happen in Canterbury towards the end of the months - with overall fundraising total for all three expected to reach £30,000.

Robert Grew, events fundraiser for Pilgrims Hospices, said: "It was great to see so many people braving the barefoot walk across the red-hot embers and broken glass.

Colin Knight

"You could see how much it meant to each person once they had made it across the flames and conquered their fear.

"They were beaming from ear to ear. And so they should be.

"They've all raised an incredible amount of money in support of local hospice car, vital

funds that will mean Pilgrims Hospices can continue to be there for people living with an incurable illness and their families right across east Kent.

Ice walk

"We'd like to thank Saga for hosting this brilliant event, all our fabulous volunteers plus Lola and Comapny and Paul Incredible for supporting on the night too.

"Everyone's support has been key in making these events possible.

"Sponsorship money is coming in currently and we can't wait to announce the final total later this spring."

Canterbury's fire and ice challenge takes place on March 24 - more detail here

Kelly Collins and Karen Bell
Paul Incredible
James Sutton
Facing the fire
Sarah Phelps and Anne Maughan

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