Over 50 people took part in Trinity’s first Firewalk on Friday 28th February 2020. Local companies including Lane Clark & Peacock, Capsticks, HCC, Fyffes, Elementel, HJS and Hyphen Architect helped raise £11,000 to support the homeless and most vulnerable in Winchester.
Fearless fundraisers were offered the ultimate challenge to walk, 15ft, across hot coals at a temperature over 1000 degrees to support local homeless people.
Sue McKenna, CEO at Trinity Winchester, said: “ We are astounded by the amount raised from our first Firewalking event, it was an exciting, new and a highly visual way to raise funds to support our vital work which will make a huge difference.”
Trinity is a charity providing support to homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester and the surrounding area. The charity operates from a day centre in central Winchester, offering practical and emotional support to help people out of homelessness and ready to move on to independent living and into employment.
The event was hosted by UK Firewalk, one of the UK’s leading firewalking companies. The walkers were trained by Scott Bell (Twice Guinness World Record holder for the greatest distance walked on fire) to walk safely walk across hot coals.
Trinity has planned several fundraising activities for the year ahead, including the biggest upcoming fundraiser for homelessness in Winchester, the Big Sleep Out which will be held in the grounds of the Winchester Cathedral on Friday 15th May 2020. We are hoping to beat last year total raised of £42,000 to support local homeless people. Other events include a cycling event, skydives, abseils, along with our well attended annual Black-Tie Dinner being held on Friday 9th October at the Holiday Inn Winchester.