TV star warms his ‘Cold Feet’ for CAFT!

John Thomson walked hot coals for children’s charity

Actor John Thomson certainly didn’t have ‘Cold Feet’ on Friday 29th September, as he walked over hot coals to raise money for local children’s charity the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

John was joined by his daughter, Olivia, and 26 of the charity’s supporters for an evening of firewalking at the charity’s base helping to raise a fantastic £6,000 for CAFT.

Plucky participants underwent a two-hour training session with firewalking professionals before rolling up their trouser legs for the walk of their lives – barefoot, over 20ft of glowing, red-hot embers… all in the name of fundraising!

They were cheered on by their nearest and dearest who joined them for the exciting event, and all enjoyed a post-walk celebration with BBQ and bar.

There was some scorching entertainment from Gravity Live who gave a breath-taking display of fire dancing to get the crowds in the mood.

John, who became a patron of the charity last year, revealed there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for CAFT – including walking over fire!

He commented: “It was such fun for myself and Olivia to take part in the Firewalk, we weren’t scared at all!

“We found the whole experience very exhilarating and at the same time so rewarding to make some decent sponsorship money for the charity.”

Events organiser Pippa Watton said: “This was our ninth firewalk and it was fantastic, everyone did so well.  A total of 28 people walked over fire on our behalf – and we’re so grateful to them all. 

“They’ve all worked so hard to fundraise and the money raised will help us to change the lives of countless terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over our region.

“It was such a brilliant night and we must thank our lovely volunteers who fed and watered our guests, and of course John and Olivia for braving the coals on our behalf.”

For further information about events at The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, go to the charity’s website www.caft.co.uk or call the fundraising office on 01565 830 053.

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