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Firewalk challenge

Get ready to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush!


Saturday 9th March 2024, 18:30 – 21:00


Michael Sobell Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, HA6 2RN. 

A woman walks along a path of hot coals in the dark.

Are you brave enough to walk on hot coals? This thrilling challenge will test your courage, resilience, and determination. Feel the heat beneath your feet as you conquer your fears and accomplish the seemingly impossible. It’s an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the power within you.

Our experienced trainers will guide you through the preparation process, teaching you the techniques to conquer the fire safely. You’ll learn how to focus your mind, channel your energy, and overcome any self-doubt. With their support, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

Whether you’re seeking a personal triumph, an unforgettable adventure, or simply a unique experience, the Firewalk Challenge is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself and create lasting memories. Don’t miss out on this incredible event that will leave you feeling empowered and inspired.

Entrance fees: 


From 31st January 2024 to 8th March 2024

£25 per person, £75 minimum sponsorship



Please register any spectators so we can control numbers during the event and ensure the safety of everyone attending.

Please note that the minimum age to walk is 11.  All minors from 11 to 17 will need to gain consent from a parent or guardian before they can take part.


  •  We ask that you pledge to raise or donate a minimum of £75 each but there is no limit to what you can achieve and if you are able to raise £150 we will give you a free Harlington Hospice T-shirt.
  • We use Enthuse as our online giving platform and your fundraising page will be automatically registered when you purchase your ticket.

Frequently asked questions

Firewalking is walking on hot coals. 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.

The Firewalk will be taking place outside the Michael Sobell Centre which is situated on the grounds of Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood.  Registration and the pre walk briefing will be held in the main hall at the Michael Sobell Centre. 

You will need a permit to park in car parks B and F for free.  The permit will be sent to you via email for you to print out and display on your dashboard. 

Registration will be from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

There is no preparation to undertake. No treatment of the feet or mental exercise, just the training provided at the briefing. 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.  Feet should be clean and free from any massage or pedicure oils.

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, and staff. 

The fire is very real. The embers will be glowing red-hot – we can often measure the temperature at around 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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

There is no special clothing required. Casual comfortable clothes are best. If its cold weather please wear warm clothes as the walk is outside. 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.

Absolutely! We welcome your cheer squad to come along to witness you conquer a true bucket list moment!

Complementary tea, coffee and water will be provided during registration and the pre walk briefing. On completion of the Firewalk, participants will be offered a complementary congratulatory drink. There will also be a limited cash bar available serving beer, wine and cold drinks and snacks.

For more information about our Firewalk Challenge please get in touch with our Fundraising Team by emailing fundraising@harlingtonhospice.org or call 020 8106 9222.

Why we need your support

The generosity of our supporters means we can continue to bring much needed palliative care to our vibrant community across Hillingdon. As a hospice only part funded by the NHS, your donations allow us to keep our Hospice running every day, as well as go above and beyond for people experiencing the most vulnerable moments in their lives.

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