Trainee Accountant James Randon took on a charity challenge with a difference when he walked over hot coals to raise money for a local charity.

James took part in Firewalk Plymouth 2019 at Kitley House Hotel this November to help raise much needed funds for Children’s Hospice South West. He joined other participants to walk across a path of hot coals, raising £295 in the process.

James, who has worked at the Plymouth office for two years, said: “One of my colleagues passed the flyer over to me and asked if I wanted to do it, and I thought ‘why not?’. I had to raise a minimum of £125 to take part, and I was so pleased to more than double that. This was the first big charity event I have been involved in, and I was really motivated to raise as much money as possible.”

Children’s Hospice South West provides hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West. The firewalk raised around £12,000 for the charity, with dozens of people taking part.

James added: “Ahead of the walk, we received some training and advice from a firewalking expert. When it was my turn, I took a big deep breath in and just walked across it as fast as I could.

“Some people from work came to watch me do it, and my colleagues sponsored me too. It was really fun and I would definitely do again.”

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