Firewalk for charity at Chichester CollegeJune 15, 2016
Could you walk on hot coals for charity?
If so, Chichester College needs you! The college is looking for people to sign-up to be a ‘firewalker’ to help raise money to build a school in Kenya.
As part of the college’s ‘Big Build’ fundraising efforts, a charity firewalking event has been arranged on Thursday 23 June, from 7pm, at The Pavilion bar – located on the campus at Westgate Fields, Chichester.
Since January, students and staff have been working with African Adventures foundation to raise almost £35,000 towards building a new school in Nakuru, Kenya.
It’s the biggest building project that the foundation has taken on and will cost around £70,000.
The school will have 10 classrooms, an office, toilet block and school hall and it’s hoped it will provide a quality education to thousands of children who are living in extreme poverty.
The fundraising efforts are being led by the college’s student experience manager, Lisa Humphries.
She said: “We’ve been supporting African Adventures for a number of years now and the work they do is life changing.
“We’re determined to raise the £70,000 needed to build a school at The Walk Centre in Nakuru and our ‘Walk on fire for The Walk’ is one of our biggest fundraising events.
“We’re almost halfway there – thanks to the efforts of our fantastic students and staff – but the firewalk will really boost our total.
“We’ve already had more than 30 people volunteer – including me – but we want to see 100 people on those hot coals!”
Full training will be provided to volunteers who want to take part – all you have to do is commit to raising at least £75 in sponsorship for the Big Build.
Can’t firewalk? You can still help out by coming along to the evening to support our walkers and enjoy a night of entertainment. Entry costs £5 and includes a burger, hot dog or vegetarian alternative.
To find out more, sign up or buy a ticket – please contact the Student Experience office at Chichester College on 01243 786321, email firstname.lastname@example.org.