St Elizabeth Hospice is calling on all brave ‘soles’ to take part in its first organised fundraising challenge event in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, the St Elizabeth Hospice Firewalk Southwold 2021.
To be held at Old Hall Café & Walks in Southwold, between 7pm and 10pm on 3rd September, the Firewalk will see fearless fire walkers cross barefoot over a 15ft path of red-hot embers in aid of the hospice which works in partnership with East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) to provide free specialist palliative care services to patients and their families throughout Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
Lesley Rawlinson, who works as Community & Partnerships Fundraiser for St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “This is the perfect way to keep the summer warmth going into September and we look forward to being joined by lots of fundraisers as they brave the heat in support of the hospice.
“As we continue to work alongside ECCH to develop our services for the coastal communities of Great Yarmouth and Waveney, we are really pleased to host Firewalk Southwold as our first hospice led fundraising challenge in the area and wish all who take part the best of luck.
“The support of the local community is so important to the whole hospice family and if you or a friend would like to learn more about fundraising for St Elizabeth Hospice, please do get in touch.”
The joint initiative between St Elizabeth Hospice and ECCH launched in April 2019, with the aim of bringing greater parity in the levels and range of care available to the communities of Great Yarmouth and Waveney in comparison to the rest of the region.
Since then more than 2,000 people have been supported by the partnership via the service’s 24-hour advice line OneCall, at Beccles Hospital, in the community through hospice clinical nurse specialists working across Waveney and Great Yarmouth or received support through the hospice’s emotional, wellbeing and bereavement support service, LivingGrief.
Open to all aged 11-years-old and over, under 18’s should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, entry to the Firewalk is £25 with a commitment to raise a minimum of £100 and all entrants will receive support from an experienced fundraiser from the hospice.
“We’re so glad to be hosting this exciting event” said Bella Hall, Owner & Manager of Old Hall Café & Walks whose mother-in-law, Janet Hall, received specialist palliative care from St Elizabeth Hospice and ECCH at Beccles Hospital in 2020.
“Our family has experienced the importance of being able to call on the hospice for care and support at the most difficult of times, we’re proud to be able to contribute in this way and look forward to welcoming all the brave fire walkers!”
For more information and to sign up to the Firewalk Southwold 2021 visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/event/firewalk-southwold/.
Further information about the partnership’s services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney can found by visiting www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/how-we-can-help/hospice-care/great-yarmouth_and-waveney.
To contact the 24-hour specialist palliative care advice line, OneCall, call 0800 567 0111.