Big Brother TV star joins Haven House firewalking fundraisers

Celebrity Big Brother housemate Casey Batchelor supported the Haven House event. Photo: Aastha Gill/

Celebrity Big Brother housemate Casey Batchelor supported the Haven House event. Photo: Aastha Gill/Haven House - Credit: Aastha Gill/Havens House

A Celebrity Big Brother television star was among 33 firewalkers to dash across hot coals on Wednesday evening for a children’s hospice.

Fundraisers lined up to walk across a fire pit for Haven House. Photo: Aastha Gill/Haven House

Fundraisers lined up to walk across a fire pit for Haven House. Photo: Aastha Gill/Haven House - Credit: Aastha Gill/Havens House

Casey Batchelor, an Essex model, swapped the red carpet for a red hot walk in the grounds of Haven House Children’s Hospice, High Road, Woodford Green.

So £6,000 has been raised with more funds coming in.

She said: ““It was scary but I’m glad that I did the firewalk.

“I love supporting Haven House because it’s such a great charity that helps children with life-limiting conditions and also takes care of the whole family.

Fundraisers lining up to walk across a fire pit for a children's hospice. Photo: Aastha Gill/Havens

Fundraisers lining up to walk across a fire pit for a children's hospice. Photo: Aastha Gill/Havens House - Credit: Aastha Gill/Havens House


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“The staff are wonderful and I would strongly recommend people get involved to learn about all the amazing things they do for the children.”

Casey was joined a mother from Hainault, who uses Haven House for her eight-year-old son, Kai and the charity’s chief executive Mike Palfreman.

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Mr Palfreman said: “I’m glad to say we all managed to make it through with our feet safely intact.

“Our first ever firewalk has raised an impressive amount for the hospice and donations are still coming in.

“It was wonderful to see Haven House children and parents at the event. They are the reason why we fundraise and seek to create new challenges.”

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