Some like it hot

16th October 2018

Sign up for something hot and help set a world record

Fundraising firewalk for meningitis

We’re one of the charities looking for 1,500 people from the north-east who like a hot-blooded challenge to join us next month, and set a new world record for taking part in a firewalk.

We’re hoping supporters from the region will flock to the home of Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club on Wednesday 28 November to help smash the current record, which stands at 1,360 people. Those supporters taking part will be coached to walk barefoot across a bed of blazing embers and emerge unscathed. As well as hopefully setting a new world record those walking for us will also be helping to fight back against the deadly disease through our vital research, awareness and support work. 

Stroll in the park

The challenge includes motivational training from professional organisers to make it all seem just a stroll in the park and participants are encouraged to bring their family and friends along for moral support. So, if you’re in the area and like the sound of being part of a world-record attempt, why not come along?

Sarah Lockey, our Community Fundraiser in the north-east, said: “We’d like to invite everyone to come along and support us at this event and make a real difference in our fight against meningitis."

No experience required

“Firewalking is a great challenge and no previous experience is required. Anyone over the age of 18 can have a go – you don’t even need to do any training!”

There’s a registration fee of £25 and those who want to have a go can sign up below:

Sign up for the firewalk.

“I really hope lots of people will join us in this record-breaking attempt,” Sarah added. “Your efforts will make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it.” 

For more information and to register your interest contact Sarah at