Daredevils walk over hot coals for charity

0
Have your say

Daredevil fundraisers descended on Millennium Square in Leeds last night to walk across hot coals for charity.

A firewalk was set up in the city centre for brave souls of all ages to showcase their courage in front of a crowd of spectators.

Lord Mayor's Firewalk Millennium Square in aid of Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal  at Leeds Civic Hall fri 6th march 2015' The Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun David Congreve and the Lady Maroress Janet Harper  at Leeds Civic Hall last night at the firewalking as Lisa  Phuond of Bonner and Hindley walks fri 6th march 2015

Lord Mayor's Firewalk Millennium Square in aid of Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal at Leeds Civic Hall fri 6th march 2015' The Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun David Congreve and the Lady Maroress Janet Harper at Leeds Civic Hall last night at the firewalking as Lisa Phuond of Bonner and Hindley walks fri 6th march 2015

The red hot event was all to raise money for the Lord Mayor of Leeds’ Charity Appeal which this year boosts the coffers of the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal.

Last night the Lord Mayor, Coun David Congreve, was down at Millennium Square to watch the action as the firewalking kicked off.

A total of 37 people took part - and some even went back for not just second but third attempts.

Coun Congreve said it had been a “wonderful” occasion in a great cause.

“It was a really good turnout - an incredible evening,” he said.

“Two had done it before but the rest hadn’t.

“They were a bit appreh-
ensive before but they all said how wonderful they had 
found it – and that they’d do it again.

“It is a wonderful charity for people to support.”

The Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal will run to raise funds in aid of Leeds Children’s Hospital until May.

Earlier this week Coun 
Congreve called on residents and businesses across the 
city to get behind the appeal |
as it nears the end of its 
year-long fund-raising activities.

To contribute to the appeal, text: ‘LMCA01’ followed by £ and the amount to donate - such as LMCA01£5 - to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/lmca.