Six Meters Of Fiery Fear, and How Areté, My Inner Warrioress, Took Me Through The Flames… by Adele Andersen
I used to be a firecracker. My life was full of activity and adventure. I was only tired from the physical exhaustion of running myself ragged having a wonderful time working and playing hard. I was up for anything. I remember that version of me. That Adele. And I miss her terribly.
Q – How long does it take for the fire to burn down to embers?
A – We light the fire about 30 minutes before sunset, depending on cloud, so that when we walk its going dark but not totally night-time. It takes about 70 to 90 minutes to burn down to a pile of embers. Of course you can run one at any time in the day but the drama of going dark and glowing red embers is worth the effort.
Many of us will choose to Firewalk to overcome the challenge while raising money for a cause that is close to our hearts. But there are many ways to the top of Mount Fundraising! 85% of the money you raise will come from a well run campaign. Target should be £3,000 minimum and we expect you to exceed £5,000. £10,000 is by no means out of reach. But here are the best ways to close that gap…
We ALWAYS recommend a professional photographer for your Firewalk Experience, and we have access to expert photographers with experience. However, if you do not have the budget OR you are working with someone who has never done a firewalk shoot (maybe there is a photographer in your local community who is happy to do it), here’s some tips to help you get the most from the experience.
Local press love local stories, like a school, business or charity running a firewalk and raising money. And it’s an easy opportunity for you to raise more awareness AND money for your cause. But to get the most from this, you will need a simple press release. A one page document that covers the what, where, when, who, why etc. It’s usually accompanied by a handful of photos too.
The saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words. Yep. 100% true. And video even more so but more on that in another post. When getting coverage with traditional press (newspapers and local or industry specific websites etc) for you charity firewalk event, they will want at least TWO specific things. And local press can carry more weight than most people realise.