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Rabbi Adam Edwards

Walking Fire For SEED And Rasing Record Breaking Amounts!

My charity, SEED, was looking to put on a sponsored firewalk for our annual fundraising campaign. Having spoken to a number of potential providers, I was convinced to go with Chris and the Firewalking Experience due to Chris’ obvious experience, professionalism and passion for the firewalk.

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Promotional graphic for MatchFund Campaign 2024 on Sunday, 19 May, featuring the text: "Seed, Power of Belief... One Step at a Time" on a dotted background.
Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Walking Fire For SEED… Making A Promo Video

Making a promo video for your firewalk BEFORE you do the firewalk is unusual, but it’s exactly what SEED did. A few weeks back we gathered in a north London back garden to run a firewalk specifically for filming, to make a video to promote the main event which is happening tomorrow.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Do We Need Training Before We Can Firewalk?

Yes. 100% you will need training before you can firewalk, and also you will need to sign a waiver too. My personal preference is for half a day’s training (going into the evening), which works very well for small, tight knit groups with a single focus. For broader charity style events, the ninety minutes between lighting the fire and walking the fire is a perfect length for the training.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Who is in your fire crew? What do they do?

Our firewalks have two distinct teams. Firstly, the in-room team for the training. That’s usually the person leading the seminar plus one person running the tech behind the scenes. Second, outside there is a second team, preparing the ground, the fire and making sure everything remains safe. This is the fire crew, also know as firetenders.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Should you start a Facebook event page for your charity Firewalk?

As an organiser of a charity firewalk, getting information to people and helping them get involved in fundraising is a major challenge. We live in an over-connected world and people tend to decline or ignore many incoming messages. But you MUST be in touch with your firewalkers. We have found three tools to be most effective.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Will my feet get burned or will I get blisters from a firewalk? What are FireKisses?

Yes, you could get a firekiss. And if you walk fire more than once at our event, and we will encourage that, the chances will increase. We often make the firewalk longer with each round, increasing the odds of a firekiss. Also, putting embers on top of embers will of course make the firewalk hotter too. So yes, each time you walk, it will likely get longer and hotter and odds of a firekiss increase.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Feedback from the Shine 2024 Firewalk

‘There are no words to express how I feel. I am unbreakable and it’s been such a powerful transformation. Today I found my inner warrior and I know that she will never leave me, she will always be there when I need her’
Kirstie Bedford // Brave Mama Bear and Unbreakable Phoenix
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Why getting team T-Shirts printed is a good idea for your event

If the goal of your firewalk is to build fundraising momentum, getting everyone in a ‘team t-shirt’ is a great move. The team photos will look great, and every single image that makes it to social media will be branded with your artwork and message. Walkers LOVE them too, it’s a really cool memento of the day…

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Prepping For A Firewalk: What Should You Do?

There are two main areas to consider when prepping for a firewalk. Prepping for the event, and prepping the walkers for their best experience. As an organiser, we will work closely with you to ensure venues, logistics, tech and everything you need will be sorted. We will source the wood, deliver it and clean up afterward, so you don’t need to worry about any of that.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Do Firewalkers need to sign a waiver before walking?

We do ask everyone to sign a waiver, yes. More than anything, this is to get it absolutely clear in EVERYONE’S head exactly what they are doing. The event is of course run by experts and professionals, and it is fully insured up to £10m. Rather surprisingly, the insurance company considers firewalking to be safer than most sports, such as five a side football.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

How Long Is A Firewalk?

How Long Is A Firewalk? The short answer is, kind of as long as you want. Let’s get into it. Most firewalk companies deliver a single, and in my view often too short, a firewalk. Yes, it’s a couple of steps across hot embers, and yes you can tick ‘a firewalk’ off your bucket list, but it’s often not the unforgettable experience I like to deliver.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Can You Run A Firewalk On Any Surface? Car Park? Garden? Playing Field?

As a general rule, yes. For most firewalks we protect the ground, fist with several heat retardant boards, then multiple layers of turf. This means we can run firewalks in most spaces, though we do need to carry out a site survey first (usually done via Google maps now, and in consultation with you, the organisers.) There are other simple factors to look out for too, such as low hanging trees and access to a water source.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Making A Lego Walk For Firewalk Events

Is the myth is true, that a Lego walk is more painful than either a glasswalk or firewalk! While it’s not as visceral as a firewalk or glasswalk, it’s a safe, fun and still a challenging experience for people. It will mainly be used for events where kids are attending too, and want to participate without the threat of injury. Pain? Yes! Injury? No.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

What is the best time of day to run a firewalk?

Without any doubt, after sunset, as it is going dark, brings atmosphere, a palpable shift in tone for the walkers, and those deep red glowing embers that sears even profound feelings into the heart and souls of both spectators and firewalkers. It’s ALL about drama baby!

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Feedback From the Sarah Spender Firewalk, November 25th

‘I have tapped into my inner goddess! I feel stronger, motivated and no longer want the things that don’t serve me in my life. I would do this again in a heartbeat as it’s one of the best things I have done to face my fears!’ Sherri Hough // Hairdresser, mum and therapist

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Firewalking Barefoot and The Surprising Breakthrough It Offers

You know that moment when something catastrophic happens, like a minor car accident that could, and maybe even should, have been much worse? There’s a beat and you realise you are OK. Everyone is OK. Shock and joy flood in and we stumble around in both surprise and euphoria. That moment is a window in our lives. It’s an opportunity to confront our own personal procrastinations that limit us, hold us back and often cause us misery.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Key Insights From Investment Firm Tenzing On Their Firewalk Experience

I asked Gareth Healy from Tenzing about his and his teams insights from taking part in our Firewalk Experience and here is what he and the team came back with… I’ve wanted to take my team firewalking after trying it many years ago as I knew they would love it. We ended up at Ealing Studios with a big up-for-it crowd as all our new Sherpas joined in too.

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Karen Falcon

How A Firewalk Experience Challenged Our Team And How We Rose To That Challenge

Every so often I get a ‘lived reminder’, an experience if you like, that reminds me that I may be the one standing in my own way. It challenges me to ask, ‘What could I free myself from? What am I stopping myself doing? What would be the benefit of looking at this challenge differently?’ The firewalk I undertook with my company, Tenzing, offered me that insight.

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Chris Jones // Firewalk Leader

Taking Tenzing Across The Firewalk

Yesterday at Ealing Studios, we ran a Firewalk for Tenzing, a private equity firm based in central London. Pretty much the whole team showed up and we spent the early evening getting trained up to walk glass and fire. The energy was off the charts and it was a genuine thrill to take them all across the fires. Here’s some photos from the day…

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