VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Brave locals Firewalk for Weldmar
It was part of our Family Fright Night at the Nothe Fort in Weymouth
Hundreds of local families braved the wind and drizzle to visit the Nothe Fort last night to support Weldmar Hospicecare’s Firewalk and Family Fright Night.
Halloween themed activities included pumpkin carving, a Trick or Treat Trail, and a virtual reality experience.
The main feature was the Firewalk, where brave participants walked barefoot over twelve feet of red hot coals.
Allthough counting is still underway, an estimated £5,000 has been raised towards the end of life care that Weldmar provides in Dorset.
President of the Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce, Craig Oakes (pictured below), was one of those to take part. He said, “This year I chose Weldmar as my Chosen Charity because my dad died fairly recently and a hospice cared for him. The Firewalk is just one of the many things I have been doing and I have raised around £1000 so far.
“The Firewalk was very empowering yet very strange. Even after I had walked over the 600oC burning hot coals for the fourth time I still couldn’t work out why my feet were not burning.
“I would recommend anyone to give it a go. It teaches you that sometimes in life you literally need to take a leap of faith to move forward.”
Thank you to all of our participants, visitors, and volunteers for supporting the Firewalk and Family Fright Night, the Nothe Fort for being brilliant hosts, and Somerleigh Court for their sponsorship.