TV personality Michelle Heaton braves coals for Haven House Children’s Hospice
PUBLISHED: 18:27 08 November 2016 | UPDATED: 18:31 08 November 2016
Former Liberty X star Michelle Heaton put bravery to the test for a Woodford Green children’s hospice, taking part in its firewalk.
The TV personality walked barefoot twice across coals as hot as 600C in front of a cheering crowd and her two young children on Friday.
Michelle was among 15 people who walked on fire fundraising for Haven House Children’s Hospice, in High Road, including DJ Jessie Brooke from Time 107.5 in Romford.
She said: “I was delighted to help raise funds for Haven House by taking part in the firewalk.
“I was slightly nervous beforehand, but the training put my mind at rest and the walk wasn’t as hot as I thought.
“I enjoyed the experience so much that I did it twice. It was lovey to see so many people coming down to support the hospice. The fireworks were amazing too.”
After the firewalk, participants and supporters enjoyed a spectacular fireworks display at Woodford Rugby Club.
Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Haven House, said: “We are so grateful to Michelle Heaton and all of our firewalkers who braved hot coals for us on Friday evening.
“This is the second time we have staged a firewalk and it shows there is a real appetite for raising funds for local life-limited children and families with our exciting challenge events.
“We would like to thank Woodford Rugby Club and all of our volunteers for putting on a fantastic evening which ended with spectacular fireworks.”
Find out how you can take part in one of our challenge events by visiting our website at www.havenhouse.org.uk/challenge
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