Fire Walk 2018

Make this year’s family firework trip one with a difference – sign up for our annual Fire Walk! Take part in an event like no other, putting your bravery (and feet!) to the test with temperatures of up to 1200°F with this ultimate, adrenaline-fuelled challenge.

When: Saturday 3rd November 2018

Where: Guildford Fireworks Fiesta, Stoke Park, Nightingale Rd, Guildford, GU1 1ER

Time: From 5pm – Event starts at 7.30pm

Entry fee: £25

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This year we will be hosting our Fire Walk at the Guildford Lions Charity Firework FiestaThe event, held in the heart of Surrey at Guildford’s Stoke Park, will also play host to a Torchlight procession and a spectacular firework display! All profits from the Guildford Lions Charity Fireworks Fiesta support local good causes. Guaranteed to be one of the hottest things to do in Guildford this year! 

“Just feel on top of the world right now! And best of all lots of money raised. Well done all involved.”

Since the first Fire Walk, Shooting Star Chase has seen over 320 fearless folk raise a scorching £90,000! With your bravery, courage and determination we are hoping to raise £25,000 from this exhilarating event. In order to do this we hope that each of you will commit to raising a minimum of £150. Fear not though, simply click on the ‘Fundraising’ tab above for lots of tools and tips on how to reach your fundraising target.

“We had such a great evening, lovely crowds, atmosphere and all for such a special cause. We felt so privileged to take part in the event it was a fun challenge.”

Learn the secret of firewalking in a safe environment, whilst raising money for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions. We highly recommend this event for local groups and work parties looking for team bonding activities – take the first step onto searing hot embers and get cheered along by your team. Whether you think fire walking would be a great bucket list idea, a truly memorable first date or just a chance to lift your confidence to new heights, we’d be delighted to have you join us. 

The Fire Walk is open to ages 18+, but friends and family are welcome to cheer you on and the enjoy the free Firework Fiesta together. 

Only 100 places available, sign up today – just click on the button above! 

Should you have any questions, please email Emma on emma.edwards@shootingstarchase.org.uk or call 01932 823100.

If you have the burning desire to take part in this challenge – registration is now open – with a special early bird discounted offer available! 

Early Bird Offer:  £15 (offer ends 6th September) 

Standard entry fee: £25 

Minimum age: 18

As well as providing you with a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk on fire, your entry fee will also include:

• Shooting Star Chase t-shirt
• Pre-Fire Walk training seminar, from founder of Time 4 Change, Cliff Mann
• Commemorative medal on completion of the walk

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Your fundraising helps us to make every moment count for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

With your bravery, courage and determination we are hoping to raise £25,000 from this exhilarating event. In order to do this we hope that each of you will commit to raising a minimum of £150.

£150 could help pay for one of our monthly teenage youth groups. Most of the teenagers we support are unable to access mainstream groups so our youth group enables teenagers to spend time with their peers and do things they enjoy. Many of the group’s activities focus on promoting independence and enjoying new experiences that otherwise would be impossible.

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Fire Walk fundraising tips
To kick start your fundraising, please take a moment to read our fantastic which is packed with lots of useful tips and advice.

Social media images (download links below)
Display these on your social media pages to show friends and family your support for Shooting Star Chase and to get them to walk with you!

‘Join me if you dare’ post image

‘Can you handle the heat’ post image

Sponsorship form
Download a sponsorship form and ask family and friends to pledge their support.

JustGiving
We also recommend that you set up a JustGiving page if you haven’t already done so. Here you can add photos, videos and a personal story as to why you are taking on this challenge – download our helpful guide to setting up your fundraising page 

Need more fundraising tips and ideas? Check out our tools and advice page.

 

Event location
Stoke Park, Nightingale Rd, Guildford, GU1 1ER

Timings
5.30 pm – Registration opens
6.30 pm – Training seminar begins
7.30 pm – Fire walk to begin
8.00 pm – Firework display

Driving and parking
More information will be given nearer to the time of the event – so check back here for further details.

Registration
Registration will open at 5.30 pm. Please ensure you do not arrive for registration any later than 6.15 pm, as the training seminar will begin promptly at 6.30 pm. You will need to register at the Shooting Star Chase gazebo which will be clearly signed. Here you will be registered by one of our lovely volunteers and given your participant sticker. You must wear your participant sticker on your t-shirt at all times during the event.

What to wear and bring
There is no special clothing required to do a fire walk, but we do ask you to wear your Shooting Star Chase t-shirt which is included in your fundraising pack which will be posted to you. Casual comfortable clothing and trousers that can be easily rolled up are recommended. Fires can be quite dirty and your clothes may become ash stained. Footwear needs to be easy to remove and will need to be put back on after the fire walk, so we advise you to bring wet wipes and/or an old hand towel to clean your feet after the fire walk.

Toilet facilities
Portable toilets will be onsite at Stoke Park.

How to prepare for the Fire Walk
Other than the compulsory 1 hour training seminar, there is no preparation to undertake. However it is extremely important that you abstain from the consumption of alcohol prior to the event. Anyone who is, in the opinion of the trainer, unfit to participate will not be permitted to take part in the Fire Walk.

On the day training
On the evening of the event you will receive a pre Fire Walk training seminar, presented by Cliff Mann. The seminar will cover topics such as; the history of fire walking, techniques for walking on fire and tips for understanding and overcoming fear.

Photographers
Shooting Star Chase will be taking photographs throughout the event, so don’t forget to smile for the camera! You and any spectators are of course welcome to take photographs throughout the evening. Should you wish to share your photos with us, please send them to events@shootingstarchase.org.uk

Refreshments
Hot food and drinks are available at the Fire Walk. Refreshments will be provided by various catering outlets at the Firework Fiesta. Please note it is advisable to bring cash with you to purchase refreshments, as there may not be card facilities available.

Spectators
The Fire Walk is set to be a great event and will be a thrilling and exciting evening for spectators and participants alike. We would love to welcome your friends and family to the event to watch and support you as you take on this amazing challenge. Spectators should remember to wrap up as they won’t have the fire to keep them warm!

Fundraising
Your fundraising helps us to make every moment count for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

With your bravery, courage and determination we are hoping to raise £25,000 from this exhilarating event. In order to do this we hope that each of you will commit to raising a minimum of £150.

£150 could help pay for one of our monthly teenage youth groups. Most of the teenagers we support are unable to access mainstream groups so our youth group enables teenagers to spend time with their peers and do things they enjoy. Many of the group’s activities focus on promoting independence and enjoying new experiences that otherwise would be impossible.

Shooting Star Chase contact details
If you have any questions or any problems in the lead up to the event, please contact our Supporter Care Services Team at supportercare@shootingstarchase.org.uk or on 01932 823115.