COULD you brave the burning coals and take twelve steps to greatness?

The practice of firewalking dates back at least 3,000 years and it is still considered to be a spiritual and healing practice.

Cheshire residents will have the opportunity to try this for themselves, while at the same time raising funds for charity, as St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice has announced another of its ‘ultimate fire-walk’ challenges.

St Luke's is a much-loved charity in the Winsford community, with a site in the town.

Its events have proven both popular and successful in the past when held outside village halls and in pub car parks.

This time, St Luke’s are ‘turning up the heat’ by holding the event at a place where they know all about hot coals – Crewe Heritage Centre – on Friday, November 18.

St Luke’s fundraiser, Andy Bailey, said: “It’s just £15 to take part in the Ultimate Fire-walk with all the money raised helping to care and support local patients and their families.

“Because the fire-walk concept has been around for a long time, it’s often overlooked as being an ‘easy option’ for wannabe challengers, but it actually requires a certain courage and mental strength.

“Plus, the whole experience will leave you with a feeling that you can take on anything!’

The evening is being hosted by a ‘mind over matter’ expert to get the crowd feeling confident enough to walk bare-footed over burning coals, which reach temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

There will be a DJ playing music to get everyone in the right spirit, a cash bar, food and a raffle.

Fire-walk participants must be over 16-years-old.

You can register for the event at