Chris Harris, managing director of Linden Homes Western, and some of his staff and subcontractors braved temperatures of 1,236 fahrenheit when they completed a six metre firewalk for local charity, Allsorts.
The Gloucestershire-based organisation supports families who have children with disabilities or additional needs. Chris Harris commented: “The firewalk was amazing, I managed to convince a number of our staff and subcontractors to take part and it was a fun way to raise much needed funds for Allsorts.
“Allsorts is a fantastic charity close to our hearts as it has personally helped our assistant site manager, Andy Stanton and we’re thrilled at how much money we managed to fundraise as it is a small, local charity where every pound makes a huge difference.”
Georgia Boon, chief executive of Allsorts, commented: “It seems odd that people are choosing to line up to walk on hot embers but it just goes to show how much the charity touches people’s hearts and inspires them to raise money. We’re delighted that Chris and the team not only braved the firewalk but collected over £3,100 for Allsorts – an amazing total.
“We were the company’s charity of the year and quiz nights, a charity golf day, a Christmas raffle, a charity boxing match and the firewalk meant they raised almost £15,000 which has helped fund our toy library and they’ve also donated furniture for our new premises. We are so grateful as we do not receive large grants so fundraising really is key to our survival.”
For more information on Allsorts and its important work visit www.allsortsglos.org.uk
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07 November 2018
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