WINCHESTER fundraisers will walk over hot coals to help a hospice charity.

Naomi House and Jacksplace will be bringing its fire walk event back to the Holiday Inn in Winchester next month following a successful debut earlier this year.

On Friday October 25, from 6pm, Naomi House and Jacksplace, which provides hospice care to hundreds of life-limited and life-threatened children, young adults and their extended families, is challenging its bravest supporters to walk over 649C hot coals to raise money for the hospices, based in Sutton Scotney.

Charlotte Patrick, events fundraiser at Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring this awesome event back to Winchester.

“The feedback we had from our first group of fire walkers back in February was so brilliant, we couldn’t not do it again. Charity fire walking is a great way to fundraise and will certainly give you a story or two to tell friends and family.

“We’re hoping to have more than 50 sign ups to the October event, of which the fundraising would be enough to fund more than a month’s worth of expert nursing care to the seriously ill children and young adults at our hospices.”

No prior training is required, apart from a short seminar that would take place just before the event, and there is no strenuous physical exercise involved or medical restrictions to take part.

Entry is £25 for adults and £15 for children aged 8-15 years. To find out more and register, visit the Naomi House website.