The University of Nottingham is looking for intrepid challengers from local businesses to take part in a firewalk next month to help raise funds for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre.
The event takes place at 6pm on Saturday 23 November outside the University of Nottingham’s iconic Trent Building overlooking Highfields Lake.
Fundraisers will each take a turn to walk barefoot over the red-hot embers, which can be as hot as 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, to raise important funding for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre.
Dawn Broomfield, community fundraising manager at the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre said: “Firewalking is an adrenaline-fuelled challenge. The sensation is described by some as walking on eggshells, and others as walking on hot sand. Each walker has their own experience.
“Every day, 150 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. With your help, our researchers at the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre can make the next breakthrough faster. It’s going to be a great event and for a great cause – all the money raised will go towards the cutting-edge research at the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre.”
Participants will receive a pre-walk briefing on the night with internationally renowned firewalker Scott Bell. Scott has twice held the Guinness World Record for the greatest firewalking distance.
The Nottingham Beast Cancer Research Centre has recently launched three new research projects funded by donations and plans to launch further projects next year.
Registration is £25 per person (£22 for groups of 5 or more) and the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre asks participants to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.
Sign up at nott.ac.uk/firewalk2019