Posted: Tue 17 May 2016   |   Occured: Thu 12 May 2016

A group of 19 brave volunteers walked barefoot over a scorching 20ft path of burning embers to raise much needed funds for Moor House School & College.

The firewalk, which took place at Master Park in Oxted on Thursday 12th May, was hosted to fundraise for new teaching and learning space at the school.

The brave adrenaline seekers facing the fire included a family team of six, representing  Elements hair and beauty salon in Oxted, and several Moor House staff members.

Also taking part was newly elected Oxted North and Tandridge councillor, Jackie Wren, who said, “I was very pleased to be able to help with raising funds for Moor House School and college by taking part in the Firewalk Challenge. I had never walk on fire before and I can truly say that it was one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable experiences of my life. I very much hope the event will bring attention to the wonderful work that is carried out at Moor House”.

Karen Sterling from B.L.A.Z.E. provided a fun, energetic and confidence boosting pre-walk training session to ensure all participants were safe and raring to go, and Oxted & Limpsfield Cricket Club kindly manned the bar at the newly refurbished Pavilion for a post walk celebratory drink.

Community and Events Fundraising Officer Tia Melbourne, who organised and took part in the firewalk said “It was great to see so many people sign up for our first firewalk. It was an exciting evening and everyone who took part felt a huge sense of achievement after the walk. So far we have raised around £3000 so a huge thank you to everyone who came as well as everyone who sponsored our firewalkers, we look forward to holding another firewalk next year!”

To register your interest in future firewalks and other fundraising events please contact the fundraising team on 01883 770990 or email fundraising@moorhouseschool.co.uk.

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