RHN Firewalk

14 Mar 2024 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, West Hill, Putney, London SW15 3SW

Can you handle the heat?

Join us here at RHN as we host our first ever firewalk! Put your best foot forward (sorry!) for patients and residents at RHN.

This unforgettable experience will get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping, transforming your fear into the confidence to do something you didn’t think was possible!

Under the expert guidance of double Guinness World Record Holder for the greatest distance walked on fire – Scott Bell from UK Firewalk, you will attend a pre-walk briefing session which will give you the skills and confidence to tackle the challenge of walking barefoot over 1,200 degree Fahrenheit coals.

With your friends and family welcome to come along and cheer you on, this is a fantastic opportunity to test your mind over matter, while supporting the patients and residents at RHN.

Registration £30
Sponsorship £100

As part of #teamRHN you will receive:

  • An RHN t-shirt
  • Fundraising pack and tips
  • Certificates of your achievement
  • Photos of your achievement shared on our social media platforms after the event

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FAQs

What exactly is a Firewalk?

Participants will undergo training of around one hour. When the fire has burned to red-hot embers it is raked level and prepared for the walk. Participants go to the fire, remove their footwear and one by one are invited to walk the coals.

Is it a trick?

No – the fire is very real. The embers will be glowing red-hot and we can often measure the temperature at around 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. You will have bare feet, and they will not have been treated in any way.

Will it hurt?

The sensation is described by some as walking on eggshells, and others as walking on hot sand. Each walker has his or her own experience. We have not known walkers to experience pain and when the opportunity arises many will walk across the coals more than once.

How should I prepare?

There is no preparation to undertake. No treatment of the feet or mental exercise, just the training provided at the seminar. You should abstain from the consumption of alcohol or drugs prior to the event. Any person who is in the opinion of the trainer unfit to participate will NOT be permitted to take part. Please ensure your feet are clean and free from massage and pedicure oils.

How fit do I need to be?

There is no strenuous physical exercise involved. If you can walk normally then you should manage the Firewalk perfectly well. If you have any doubts please consult your GP before attending.

What should I wear?

There is no special clothing required. Casual comfortable clothes are best. Please remember fires can be quite dirty and clothes may become ash stained. Footwear needs to be easy to remove, and will need to be replaced before going back indoors so a hand towel might be a good idea. Flip flops are a good idea, especially if the ground is cold. Nail varnish and toe rings are fine.

Are there any medical restrictions?

We always recommend if in doubt seek advice from your doctor.

Is it safe?

There is an inherent risk in any activity involving fire. It is important that participants pay attention to all the training and heed the advice and instruction of the trainer, firewatchers and spotters. Whilst absolute safety is not guaranteed proper procedure reduces risk to the achievable minimum.

Will I be hypnotised?

No. There is no hypnotism involved. You will be fully awake at all times – indeed you will be more alert than usual. You may also withdraw at any time if you wish.