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19th February 2019

Firewalking for Papworth Trust


On Friday 25 May brave volunteers from businesses in Ipswich will walk
over burning coals to raise money for disability charity Papworth
Trust to create a sensory garden in Christchurch Park. The event is
being organised by Ipswich Building Society, and their courageous team
is calling out for volunteers from other local businesses and
organisations to join them for the fire walk and a barbeque.

The fire walk will take place at Ipswich East Fire Station, The
Havens, Ransomes Europark. Registration will start at 4pm on Friday 25
May, followed by a training session at 4.30pm called “The Impossible
is Nothing”. The Fire Walk starts at 5.30pm. Spectators are very
welcome to come along and offer their support to the walkers, and to
join them for a barbeque from 5pm. Participants will be asked to pay a
registration fee of £25, and to pledge to raise a minimum of £100
sponsorship money each. The money raised will be donated to leading
disability charity Papworth Trust.

The charity will use the money raised to create a sensory garden for
disabled people and the general public to enjoy in Christchurch Park.
The garden will grow plants selected specifically for people with
visual and auditory impairments to taste and smell, such as silver
sage, mint and basil. Paths, benches and raised beds will be
accessible to those with mobility difficulties. The garden will be
planted and tended by volunteers from the Papworth Trust centres in
Ipswich.

Paul Winter, Chief Executive at Ipswich Building Society said;
“I am excited about participating in the fire walk with my
colleagues, especially since the money raised will go to such a great
cause for the whole community to enjoy.”
To sign up for the fire walk and help raise money for this local
cause, please contact Danielle Adams at Ipswich Building Society on
01473 278411 or email danielleadams@ibs.co.uk.

You can view a video of a previous Fire Walk for Papworth Trust below:

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