In defiance of the doubters, three members of staff from our Ulverston office successfully completed The Firewalk Challenge to raise money for RfM’s chosen charity, Furness General Hospital Oncology Unit.
Managing Partner Elaine Harris, Farm Accounts and VAT Manager Tracie Roberts and Business Development Manager David McKendry put their tootsies to the ultimate test on Saturday 27th February… but all for a good cause.
On a cold, damp evening at Craven Park, home of Barrow Rugby, 44 brave souls – or is that 88 brave ‘soles’ – walked (rather briskly) across 20 feet of burning embers to complete the charity fire walk. The coals reached a temperature of 1,236 degrees Fahrenheit. To give you an idea of how hot this is: paper ignites at 451 degrees and aluminium melts at 1,100 degrees!
Our intrepid three found the experience both scary and exciting but, with the help of Karen their inspiring motivational coach, they were able to put aside their fears and walk the walk.
So what did walking on hot embers feel like?
Tracie and Elaine thought it was “hot, but not burning hot. A strange sensation!”
David said, “It was like walking across hot sand, a nice warm fluffy feeling! Would we do it all over again? You bet we would!”
So far, RfM Chartered Accountants has raised over £980 from sponsorship, but it’s not too late to donate to this worthwhile local cause. If you would like to pledge your support, you can call in to the Ulverston or Barrow offices and complete the sponsor form. Alternatively, you can post a cheque to RfM’s offices in Ulverston or Barrow, with your full name and address including postcode. Cheques should be made payable to RF Miller & Co.
Everyone at RfM would like to say a huge well done to Elaine, Tracie and David.
You can watch a video shot on a headcam by another participant, by clicking the link from our Facebook page.