Cool Corby firewalkers raise £12,287 for charity

Ian Horn of RS Components, Corby, taking part in a fundraising firewalk
Ian Horn of RS Components, Corby, taking part in a fundraising firewalk
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Brave employees of RS Components in Corby rolled up their trousers and took part in a firewalk, raising a sizzling £12,287 for charity.

The fearless 50 braved the hot coals to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and help children with severe hearing difficulties.

Cheered on by a crowd made up of family members and friends, the firewalkers kept their cool as they walked across the glowing embers.

Vicky Ryan, community fundraising manager for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’s Midlands region, said: “I want to thank everyone at RS for taking up the challenge.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the event and the atmosphere was buzzing. The recipients, Glynnis with dog Abbie, John with hearing dog Chip and Don with faithful friend Mitchell had a lovely time and the dogs enjoyed the attention they were getting from everyone.

“The money being raised by these brave individuals will be going towards our Let’s Hear It For Deaf Children campaign and will be used to support a partnership with a child.”

Mark Bailey from Corby firm Empingham has raised a staggering £1,600 to date.

He has family members who work at RS Components and was inspired to take part after he heard about the fundraising event.