Fire walkers raise £2,500

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A fearsome group of 12 braved walking over hot coals in aid of charity on Thursday night at the Lumley pub, Skegness.

The brave dozen was made up of five staff members, one local and regular karaoke man, Michael, from the Lumley, plus a female member of Skegness Fire station, three staff members from the Lumley Road department store, Alisons and one member of bar staff from The Red Lion, JD Wetherspoons, Skegness.

The courageous bunch were raising money for the children’s cancer charity ‘Little Heroes’ and each of them completed their daring task to net £2,500 for the cause, in a collective effort through sponsorship and raffle prizes.

Event organiser and staff member at The Lumley, Dionne Shore said: “The response to this event from the local community has been absolutely brilliant. The fire walk at first seemed really scary, although once I had overcome the initial fear, I found the walk really easy.”

After the success of the recent fire walk, Dionne is now eager to once again put the soles of her feet through the pain barrier, as she plans to endure a walk over broken glass in the new year, sometime in January, for the same charity.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported and donated raffle prizes for this year’s event and invite anyone who would like to join me in next year’s,” added Dionne.