On Friday 8th October we held our first ever Fire Walk at Ashley Court, our supported living centre for disadvantaged young people, in Devon.
22 brave individuals took part in the challenge, including some of the young people who live with us. The group faced their fears by walking along a lane of burning hot embers and together raised over £3,500 for Amber’s work housing and supporting young people facing complex challenges including homelessness, long term unemployment and mental ill health.
Andi Davies, Social Media Manager, Trainer & Speaker, at Introtweet LTD said
“I loved it – incredible rush at the end, after so much build up and worrying… But totally worth it. The most I got out of the evening, though, was the tiniest snapshot into life at the Amber Foundation, seeing the strong bond in the community there, and exactly how worthy a cause I was supporting.”
Becky Fry, Fundraising Manager for Ashley Court explained why holding a fire walk appealed to them
“Fire Walking events have their roots in ancient rituals and are about facing your fears, overcoming your own negative thoughts and achieving something you think is impossible. There are many parallels with our approach at Amber as a central part of what we do is to encourage the young people who come to stay with us that despite the challenges they face and their fears for their future they have potential to achieve great things in life.
We are so grateful to everyone who came and supported this event- it was a brilliant evening and we are thrilled to have made over £3500 at our inaugural event.”
You can still support the event here.
We are considering running another fire walk in the future and are looking for people and businesses wanting to get involved. If you are interested please contact Becky on [email protected] or 07808 531699.