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Didn't book your place in time? Don't worry, you can still take part in the Firewalk tomorrow! Just arrive at the hospice between 6pm and 7pm, with your registration fee of £20 plus your £100 fundraising pledge/donation, and you can brave the coals.
Directions, parking & toilets
The Firewalk event is taking place on the grounds of the Taunton Hospice. The address for your SatNav is St Margaret’s Hospice Care, Heron Drive, Bishops Hull, Taunton, TA1 5HA.
Limited parking is available on site, you will be directed on the night. We strongly request that if you are bringing guests you travel together which not only reduces you carbon footprint but also leaves plenty of free spaces for our relatives and night staff. Failure to do this could result in you parking further away and walking in.
Toilets are available in the Academy Centre by the registration area.
Registration & fundraising pledge
Registration is open between 6pm and 7pm, please report to the Academy Centre on arrival to check-in. You will be asked for proof of your £100+ fundraising pledge and given a wristband for your exclusive entry to the event. You can hand over any sponsorship forms and donations on the night to the registration desk.
St Margaret’s Hospice Care reserves the right to refuse participation in the event if the minimum amount required has not been raised.
Refreshments & entertainment
Don’t forget to bring your cash - we have glow sticks, sunflowers badges, our limited edition 40th anniversary badges and lots of other goodies available on the merchandise stall. The tea room will be serving tea, coffee and hot chocolate and there will be a BBQ with burgers and hot dogs for you to purchase (vegetarian option available).
We are delighted to welcome Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts who will be keeping you entertained with fire jugglers and exciting performances to get you all fired up for your walk – you might event spot a dragon!
At 7pm you will undergo training of around one hour. When the fire has burned to red-hot embers it is raked level and prepared for your walk! Bring a towel to wipe down your feet.
We'd love you to shout about the evening on your social media too, don't forget to tag us in so we can see your great pics!
The Firewalk is taking place outside in a grassy field which will be wet underfoot there will be an element of standing so please wear wellies/suitable footwear, hats, gloves and warm clothing for the weather conditions. Please be aware there is a fast flowing river at the boundary of the field which is not fenced off do take care, do not go near the river and ensure children are supervised. You are welcome to bring camping chairs. You can check the weather forecast here.
The hospice and surrounding grounds is a non-designated smoking and non-vaping site.
Environmentally friendly event
St Margaret’s Hospice Care events are aware of their environmental impact and will therefore not be using plastic lids on coffee cups or issuing plastic water bottles. Please bring your own water bottle which can be re-filled in the tea room as required. Please respect the land and place your waste in the bin bags on site.
Leaving the event
Once you have braved your walk you will be rewarded with a certificate and medal! Afterwards, you are free to go or you can stay and encourage others across the coals.
This event is proudly sponsored by Walpole Dunn.