Monday, 21 April 2014
Bigger Brighter Bolder’s Oxford charity fire walk raises nearly £20,000 for local good causes
Five charities are set to share an incredible £19,300 after taking part in a fundraising firewalk run by Benham Hill-based Bigger Brighter Bolder recently.
More than 80 participants took part in the event held at Oxford City Football Club raising money for SeeSaw, Grief support for the Young in Oxfordshire; Sobell House Hospice Charity; Helen and Douglas House Hospice; Aspire Oxford and Special Effect
Supporters raised the sum by being sponsored to walk barefoot over hot coals of up to 1200 degrees Celsius after taking part in an interactive empowerment workshop by Bigger Brighter Bolder Director George Swift.
Jane Elliott, fundraiser at SeeSaw, said: “The firewalk event was absolutely brilliant. The money keeps coming in, but it looks like we’ll have raised more than £20,000 for the five charities. We’d like to thank Tracey Miller and George Swift from Bigger Brighter Bolder for their tremendous enthusiasm and support with the event, as well as everyone who took part.”
George Swift, director of Bigger Brighter Bolder, and the organiser of the firewalk, said: “We were so proud to have been able to help the charity raise a phenomenal sum. Firewalks are always special events for us, but this one had an incredible atmosphere as everyone was so ‘up for it’!”
SeeSaw is Oxfordshire's specialist child bereavement charity, helping grieving children to move forward and to face the future with hope.
SeeSaw is a Registered Charity no.1076321. Also a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 3790965. Registered office: Bush House