Kent Sport hosts fire and ice challenge for Pilgrims Hospices

Kent Sport at the University is hosting Pilgrims Hospices’ annual Fire and Ice Walk on Saturday 24 March.

The walk will take place at the University’s Sports Pavilion on its Canterbury campus from 17.30.

Hundreds of people took part in the event last year and this year the challenge has been expanded to include a new Ice Walk as well as the barefoot walk over red-hot wood embers at 800 degrees.

No previous training is needed as this is given at a seminar from motivational speaker and fire and glass walking expert Cliff Mann. Many people are expected to take part and spaces are limited so anyone wishing to take part should register before the event.

Friends and family coming to support should arrive from 18.30 for the Ice Walk or 20.45 to see the Fire Walk. A display from fire performer Paul Incredible will take place before the walkers begin and the Sports Pavilion venue has plenty of room for spectators.

Fire Performer

Last year’s challenge raised £61,000, for Pilgrims Hospices enough to cover more than 3,000 hours of nursing care.

This event was originally due to take place on 2 March but was postponed because of snow.