PIPS and ATN looking for record breakers

By Kieran Hughes

AN ambitious attempt to set the Irish record for the largest amount of firewalkers in one event is being supported by your favourite newspaper in conjunction with PIPS Programmes.

The Andersonstown News is backing the leading suicide charity’s second firewalk after the huge success of its inaugural event last year.

And we are looking for at least 150 brave ‘soles’ to walk on hot coals for the life-saving cause.

The second annual Feet of Flames Firewalk will take place at our Belfast Media Group headquarters at the Andersonstown News offices on Hannahstown Hill on Thursday, October 20.

We want to break the Irish record for people firewalking, so need the 150 volunteers to sign up as soon as possible.

Jennifer McGeown from PIPS encouraged everyone to get involved in the unique event.

“It’s the ultimate challenge in courage and determination because it teaches you to get to the other side, much the same as positive thinking. Only this time, you’ve got to walk across burning coals!

“We at PIPS who completed the challenge last year enjoyed an experience which was very empowering and one that we’ll never forget.”

Training for the event will take place at our Andersonstown offices before the event on Thursday, October 20.

To take part all you need to do is apply for a PIPS firewalk pack. All information and health and safety conditions will be included as well as a contract to sign up to do the firewalk. Once PIPS receive your signed contract they will send you a sponsor form to start raising the funds.

“A minimum of £100 of fundraising is what we are kindly asking participants to try their utmost to achieve.

“This event is not to be missed and we really hope to hear from you,” said Jennifer.

To apply for a firewalk pack phone PIPS on 028 9028 7836 or 028 90 805850, pick one up from the Andersonstown News or North Belfast News offices or register at www.belfastme dia.com/firewalk

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