Gravesham and Dartford care staff brave firewalk to raise money for ellenor hospice

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 November 2019

Lana Bolton blocks out the pain as she takes to the coals for a good cause

Lana Bolton blocks out the pain as she takes to the coals for a good cause


Care staff took turns to do a firewalk to raise £600 for charity.

Staff from Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford took part in the sponsored firewalk to raise money for the ellenor Hospice in Gravesend.

Care co-ordinator Lana Bolton, care supervisor Joanne Harper, operations manager Clare Mortlock and care manager Denise Dadswell all braved the hot coals.

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They reached temperatures in excess of 500°C.

Denise Dadswell said: "The firewalk was a very exhilarating experience, if a little nerve-racking.

"I'm very proud of all the team members who took part and we're delighted to have raised £600. These funds will help the ellenor Hospice continue to deliver specialist care and support local people through such difficult and challenging circumstances."

And Lana added: "It was such a thrill to walk across red-hot coals and it proved to be a real test of mind over matter. Doing this as part of a team was amazing and I was glad to have my friends and colleagues there to cheer me on."

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