Do you dare to walk over fire or LEGO for St Barnabas Hospice?

5th November 2022

Person standing next to flaming hot wood ready to fire walk

Daredevils can take on a glowing-hot challenge to support St Barnabas Hospice and participate in the charity’s latest Fire Walk.

With thanks to The Priory Ruskin Academy, Grantham for holding this event on the 18th of March 2023, it is sure to be a de-lightful evening for participants and spectators alike.

Person standing in a lane of LEGO to walk over, with colourful blocks all the way around And for the first time, there will also be a new challenge for the whole family – walking over LEGO! We’ve all stood on these little plastic blocks by accident, do you dare to take on the challenge of walking over a whole lane of LEGO?

Children who wish to participate must be 5 years and over, with parental consent and guidance on the day.

The Hospice is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and annually provides care to over 12,000 patients and families across Lincolnshire including Grantham and the south of the county. By participating in this challenge and raising money, you will be able to support dignified and compassionate care in your community.

Two people walking over flaming hot coals wearing white tops. Man giving thumbs up

Paisley Paddison, Fundraising Officer for St Barnabas Hospice, says: “The evening will be full of fun, for the whole family. We will also have stalls to some shopping and enjoy yummy food while you’re waiting your turn to walk, or if you’re watching.

“This is a great way to challenge yourself and raise money for St Barnabas Hospice. It makes a really unique Christmas present as well and is a great teambuilding exercise for staff at your workplace.

“Once you are registered, we will support you all the way up to and during the event itself where there will be training provided on how to beat the heat. You will also receive a medal at the finish line to back up your ‘claim to flame’!”

“Last year, all our brilliant supporters raised an incredible £32,000 and we’re hoping to smash that target! A big thank you to the Priory Ruskin Academy and UK Firewalking Company for working with us on this exciting event.”

Three women wearing nurse uniforms standing in front of vintage fire engine, smiling and posingThree St Barnabas Hospice clinicians will be taking on the challenge: Dr Kat Collett – Palliative Care Consultant, Majella Wright – Specialist Nurse Practitioner, and Health Rehab Support Worker Sandra Lewis.

Dr Kat Collett says: “Every day I see the challenges that our patients and their families are facing, and I see the difference St Barnabas makes. I want to do the Fire Walk and fundraise so we may continue doing the good work we do. It’s for a wonderful cause and something that will make participants feel so good about doing, by pushing yourself and making a difference by helping St Barnabas. “

Majella Wright comments: “I like to set myself a challenge every year and this time my challenge is the Fire Walk. I’m really excited, and in preparation I’ll be working on my positive mental attitude to go for it on the night!”

Sandra Lewis adds: “I feel that it’s my duty to support patients and I want to raise as much money as I can for them. This is going to be a great experience and I’m really looking forward to it. To anyone thinking of taking on the challenge: come and join us!”

Registering for the Fire Walk costs from just £30 and we kindly ask supporters to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100. To sign up for the Fire Walk, please visit

By way of example, £102.06 allows St Barnabas to provide 6 hours of Hospice at Home care, providing support in the comfort of a patient’s own home.

Registration for the LEGO Walk is just £7.50 for a child between 5 – 12 years old, and £15 for teens and adults. Family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children are available at just £40, saving £5! No sponsorship needs to be raised for the LEGO Walk, and you can book your place here:

The event registration fees alone will allow us to cover the costs of putting on the event, this means that all monies raised through the fire walk sponsorship and donations made before, on the night or after the event will be going directly to patient care and support for those in Lincolnshire living with a life limiting or terminal illness.

Three women wearing nurse uniforms sitting in vintage fire engine, smiling and posing

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