Hastingwood hospice dares the district to walk over fire and glass for charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hospice challenges the district to walk over broken glass for the terminally ill Hospice challenges the district to walk over broken glass for the terminally ill

Ever told someone that you would walk over hot coals for them? How about broken glass?

Well, now is your chance to prove it. St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood, is giving the district’s dare devils the chance to brave fire underneath their feet, whilst raising money for charity.

The Fire and Ice Walk, which will be held at the hospice, on February 21, will give fearless fundraisers the chance to walk over wood embers burning at 800 degrees, or a stretch of broken glass.

Grace Clutton, events manager, said that the hospice, which provides end of life care for residents throughout the district, is looking for local people to come along and show their support.

She said: “The Fire and Ice walk is a great way to raise money for the hospice, so we would love for people from the district to get involved.

“It is quite a challenge, something really different.” Anyone daring enough to take on the task, should call the fundraising team on 01279 773 750.

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1:50pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Why does it have to be such a ridiculous method to raise funds?

What happened to the sponsored walks, maybe more people will be willing to participate.
Why does it have to be such a ridiculous method to raise funds? What happened to the sponsored walks, maybe more people will be willing to participate. Cornbeefur
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2:02pm Wed 6 Feb 13

ogeoid says...

I pity you CB - Get a life.
I pity you CB - Get a life. ogeoid
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4:01pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

ogeoid wrote:
I pity you CB - Get a life.
Have you any suggestions to raise funds other than endangering people?
[quote][p][bold]ogeoid[/bold] wrote: I pity you CB - Get a life.[/p][/quote]Have you any suggestions to raise funds other than endangering people? Cornbeefur
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9:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
ogeoid wrote:
I pity you CB - Get a life.
Have you any suggestions to raise funds other than endangering people?
You could try a sponsored silence
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ogeoid[/bold] wrote: I pity you CB - Get a life.[/p][/quote]Have you any suggestions to raise funds other than endangering people?[/p][/quote]You could try a sponsored silence Alan_1976
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11:12pm Wed 6 Feb 13

ogeoid says...

LOL Alan_1976. CB's bile on practically every thread gets a person down - such a constant negative outlook, it really is sad. The poor individual must hardly leave the house posting on here so often. I'm sure this person thinks what they say is clever but most balanced people would see someone who's starting to lose their grip on real life and real relationships. Perhaps this is why they seem to spend so much time on the internet - they can't form proper relationships. I mean what I say CB before you say anything - I do pity you. You must be suffering. Your negativity tells me so. People can help you know - they are more understanding face-to-face. 08457 90 90 90 is the number for the Samaritans.
LOL Alan_1976. CB's bile on practically every thread gets a person down - such a constant negative outlook, it really is sad. The poor individual must hardly leave the house posting on here so often. I'm sure this person thinks what they say is clever but most balanced people would see someone who's starting to lose their grip on real life and real relationships. Perhaps this is why they seem to spend so much time on the internet - they can't form proper relationships. I mean what I say CB before you say anything - I do pity you. You must be suffering. Your negativity tells me so. People can help you know - they are more understanding face-to-face. 08457 90 90 90 is the number for the Samaritans. ogeoid
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11:50pm Wed 6 Feb 13

SXH says...

Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
ogeoid wrote: I pity you CB - Get a life.
Have you any suggestions to raise funds other than endangering people?
You could try a sponsored silence
If only it was possible Alan_1976 LOL



Good comments there ogeoid LOL
[quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ogeoid[/bold] wrote: I pity you CB - Get a life.[/p][/quote]Have you any suggestions to raise funds other than endangering people?[/p][/quote]You could try a sponsored silence[/p][/quote]If only it was possible Alan_1976 LOL Good comments there ogeoid LOL SXH
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1:12am Thu 7 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Hang on people?

I personally would rather raise money for a charity by doing a sponsored walk or a sponsored swim, have you contributed any reason for raising dosh easier than having your feet, burnt or cut to shreads?

Seems like a bonkered, poppycock idea, thought up and drafted on the back of an envelope.
Hang on people? I personally would rather raise money for a charity by doing a sponsored walk or a sponsored swim, have you contributed any reason for raising dosh easier than having your feet, burnt or cut to shreads? Seems like a bonkered, poppycock idea, thought up and drafted on the back of an envelope. Cornbeefur
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8:56am Thu 7 Feb 13

Miss Magoo says...

They are raising money for charity. It is their choice how they do it. They would have had training in this, you don't just smash a few beer bottles, whip off your shoes and go skipping over them.

And as for it being a "bonkered, poppycock idea" - well, us Brits are known for our eccentric ways at raising cash, you only have to watch Comic Relief to see that.

Hastingwood Hospice, I applaud you.
They are raising money for charity. It is their choice how they do it. They would have had training in this, you don't just smash a few beer bottles, whip off your shoes and go skipping over them. And as for it being a "bonkered, poppycock idea" - well, us Brits are known for our eccentric ways at raising cash, you only have to watch Comic Relief to see that. Hastingwood Hospice, I applaud you. Miss Magoo
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11:40am Thu 7 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Miss Magoo wrote:
They are raising money for charity. It is their choice how they do it. They would have had training in this, you don't just smash a few beer bottles, whip off your shoes and go skipping over them.

And as for it being a "bonkered, poppycock idea" - well, us Brits are known for our eccentric ways at raising cash, you only have to watch Comic Relief to see that.

Hastingwood Hospice, I applaud you.
Comic Relief? Another vehicle for the self-centred charedee raises.
[quote][p][bold]Miss Magoo[/bold] wrote: They are raising money for charity. It is their choice how they do it. They would have had training in this, you don't just smash a few beer bottles, whip off your shoes and go skipping over them. And as for it being a "bonkered, poppycock idea" - well, us Brits are known for our eccentric ways at raising cash, you only have to watch Comic Relief to see that. Hastingwood Hospice, I applaud you.[/p][/quote]Comic Relief? Another vehicle for the self-centred charedee raises. Cornbeefur
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12:31pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Miss Magoo wrote:
They are raising money for charity. It is their choice how they do it. They would have had training in this, you don't just smash a few beer bottles, whip off your shoes and go skipping over them.

And as for it being a "bonkered, poppycock idea" - well, us Brits are known for our eccentric ways at raising cash, you only have to watch Comic Relief to see that.

Hastingwood Hospice, I applaud you.
Comic Relief? Another vehicle for the self-centred charedee raises.
Try and use actual words when typing. I also find obeying the rules of grammar occasionally is of benefit.

Charity money raising could only be self-centred if the money was being taken for use by the individual.

Are you accusing Comic Relief of being a corrupt organization?
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Miss Magoo[/bold] wrote: They are raising money for charity. It is their choice how they do it. They would have had training in this, you don't just smash a few beer bottles, whip off your shoes and go skipping over them. And as for it being a "bonkered, poppycock idea" - well, us Brits are known for our eccentric ways at raising cash, you only have to watch Comic Relief to see that. Hastingwood Hospice, I applaud you.[/p][/quote]Comic Relief? Another vehicle for the self-centred charedee raises.[/p][/quote]Try and use actual words when typing. I also find obeying the rules of grammar occasionally is of benefit. Charity money raising could only be self-centred if the money was being taken for use by the individual. Are you accusing Comic Relief of being a corrupt organization? Alan_1976
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11:40pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Johnny Boy says...

Zzzzzzzz!
Zzzzzzzz! Johnny Boy
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