Charity fundraising is a hot topic

Redditch Advertiser: Adrian Taylor, chairman of SWDA, who was first to do the firewalk. SP Adrian Taylor, chairman of SWDA, who was first to do the firewalk. SP

MORE than 20 brave souls signed up to risk life and limb when they walked over hot coals to raise money for a deserving local charity.

Fundraisers walked barefoot along a 20 foot path of burning coals and embers and raised over £2200 for South Warwickshire Dyslexia Association (SWDA) in the process.

The event was orchestrated by Alison Davies of Alcester based professional conference and events organisers in2ambition Limited, and was held at the award winning Bluebell, pub and restaurant in Henley in Arden.

Alison, who first got involved with the charity when her son was diagnosed with dyslexia early last year, said: "The South Warwickshire Dyslexia Association is a very well deserving charity, which doesn't get a lot of funding, so I'm thrilled to have been able to raise so much.

"It was such an unusual event, all the firewalkers loved it and gained an amazing sense of achievement."

"We're used to holding unusual events but this really was quite a spectacle. A lot of our regular customers came out to support the firewalkers, and I think a few of them might be tempted to have a go next time" said Leigh Taylor, owner of The Bluebell.

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