More than £5,000 was raised for Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre from this week’s fundraising firewalk, the charity said on Saturday.
Earlier this week, we reported how 28 people had walked across 20ft of burning embers, with temperatures in excess of 1,200 degrees, in order to raise cash for the local organisation.
“With all participants having raised substantial sponsorship, and spectators swelling proceeds by purchasing refreshments and making donations, Secret World raised in excess of £5,000 during the evening,” confirmed a delighted spokesman.
All participants undertook a two hour training seminar under the guidance of an experienced instructor before wowing the crowd with their bravery.
Among those taking part was local policeman Mark Curran. We have video footage of the walkers in action here.