Brave challengers wanted for Charity Link’s terrifyingly terror-ific Halloween fire walk

Leicester based charity, Charity Link, which works to ensure that all local people have the essentials in life, no matter what crisis, illness, disability or difficulty they may be facing, is looking for brave challengers to tackle its terrifyingly terror-ific Halloween fire walk challenge at Bawdon Lodge Farm on the evening of Thursday 25th October.

On the night, the Halloween hikers will get to take part in an engaging seminar to help ‘get them in the zone’ (including the chance to chop wood with their bare hands) which will also help to unlock some of the mysteries of the challenge.  They then move on to face the red-hot runway itself!

All the action takes place in the spectacularly eerie setting of Bawdon Lodge Farm, which, whilst set in the heart of the beautiful Charnwood Forest, is easily accessible from both Leicester and Loughborough.

Susan McEniff, Director of Charity Link, who will herself be taking on the challenge, says; “I hope people will join me to make this event a spooktacular success. Every fire-walker raising their fundraising target of £100 will actually help to provide £500 worth of essential items for vulnerable local people – so they really will be doing something amazing in every sense! The event is perfect for groups of friends looking for a night out with a difference, or a team of work colleagues looking for a unique team building experience!”

Spectators are also invited to cheer challengers on over the burning embers as they overcome their fear – all to help ensure that all local people have adequate food, shelter and the means to keep warm, clean and rested.

Visit for an information pack or call 0116 222 2218 for more details.


For more information contact:


Rachel Markham, Communications and Fundraising Officer  – Charity Link

Email:   Tel: 0116 222 2218 / 07960070553



Notes to editors:

Charity Link was established in 1876 by local business people and caring individuals to assist those in Leicester experiencing poverty, hardship and crisis. In 1975 the charity expanded its work to include the areas of Leicestershire and Rutland and in 2012 it expanded its work into Northamptonshire to reach out to more vulnerable people in the East Midlands. Though times have changed Charity Link’s services are as vital today as they were over 140 years ago.  Charity Link finds funding to provide items that the majority of us take for granted, such as beds, fridges cookers, clothing, and in emergencies, vouchers for food. It also offers help with mobility equipment and visual aids not available on the NHS.  Its unique way of working – accessing money from charitable trusts around the UK that are available to help people in need – means that for every £10 donated Charity Link can raise £50 – all of the £50 goes to provide items for those most in need within the local community. Charity Link believes that all local people deserve a decent standard of living and should be able to fulfil their potential in life – with a right to adequate food, shelter and the means to keep warm, clean and rested – no matter what crisis, difficulty, disability or illness they may be facing.  The charity currently helps round 5,000 people each year, over a third of which are children and young people.  In 2015/16 Charity Link raised over £880,000 in charitable funds for those in need within our community.

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