Supporters complete fire walk to raise funds for RNLI

Winscombe branch of the RNLI fundraising with a fire walk.

Winscombe branch of the RNLI fundraising with a fire walk. - Credit: Archant

Daring fundraisers walked across hot coals to raise money for a life-saving charity.

Supporters walked across hot coals to raise money.

Supporters walked across hot coals to raise money. - Credit: Archant

RNLI Winscombe and District Branch put on a sponsored fire walk to celebrate its golden anniversary.

More than 20 volunteers, including the branch chairman, braved the red-hot embers to raise money for the RNLI.

The event was held at Winscombe Cricket Club and visitors were invited in to watch the fire walk.

Members also put on live music and hot snacks and beverages.

Winscombe Branch RNLI fund raising firewalk at the Cricket Club, 18 people walking across hot coals

Winscombe Branch RNLI fund raising firewalk at the Cricket Club, 18 people walking across hot coals to raise money for RNLI. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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The volunteers have raised more than £4,000 so far, which will help support Weston, Burnham and Portishead lifeboat stations.

The branch holds regular fundraising events for the cause and the money this year will go towards new lifeboat facilities in Weston.

People can still sponsor the team at www.justgiving.com/teams/Firewalking-for-the-RNLI

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