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No cold feet over fundraising for Wales Air Ambulance

A group of charity staff and volunteers have walked over hot coals to raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance.

The 10 brave walkers withstood temperatures of about 1000 degrees (F) at the Firewalk which was organised by WAA Community Coordinator Alyson Winn.

The event took place at the Boathouse in Chirk, near Wrexham.

Among the daredevils taking part were Llangollen Town Crier, Chem Cheminias, who has raised over £1000 in sponsorship.

Welshpool-based air ambulance engineer Paul Slogrove also took on the challenge, and was joined by charity staff Anna Evans and Alyson Winn.

The challenge was to walk over a bed of burning hot coals, which had been fired up to about 1000F, in front of a crowd of on-lookers and supporters.

Whilst the bed of coals was being prepared, the firewalkers were given training and a series of motivational experiences to overcome fear and phobias.

The firewalk and all pre-training was done by Honu Firewalks, a registered company which specialises in motivational experiences.

The event was such a success that another Firewalk in aid of Wales Air Ambulance will take place at the Boathouse in Chirk next September.

(Images courtesy of EaglesNestPhotography)

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