We Walk Over Hot Coals for People We Support
Colleagues from Community Integrated Care have recently undertaken a daring fundraising event which saw the team from its South-Central Region walk over hot coals, all in aid of the people they support.
Twenty-five team members from Team South-Central fearlessly completed the fire walk across hot coals, raising over £3,000 for the charity’s ‘We Care Fund’ – a pot of money which further enhances the lives of the people the charity support.
The fundraising event took place at Wickham Community Centre on Wednesday 27th November. A crowd of over 100 people watched on as colleagues fearlessly walked over 12 feet of hot coals, all in the name of raising funds for the charity.
Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest and most successful health and social care charities and has a strong presence in the South of England. It supports over 3,500 people across England who have learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism and dementia, employing 6500 staff nationally.
Martin McGuigan, Managing Director for South/Central, says: “A couple of months ago in our Culture Survey, our colleagues said, ‘I’d walk over hot coals for the people we support’ – so that’s what we did here tonight!”
He continued, “This proves that we’re truly living and breathing our organisation’s ‘We Dare’ Strategy here in Team South-Central – is there anything more daring than walking on fire? Already just through sponsorship our fearless fire walkers have raised over £3,000! I’m beyond proud of the team here and a huge thank you to those who have supported us by donating to such a brilliant cause.”