FIREWALK FEVER - LOCAL LAD BRAVES HOT
COALS FOR CHARITY
BREAK Charity hosted a sponsored Firewalk at the Police Gala Day in
Norwich at the beginning of the month, and of the 23 participants, one was seventeen year
old Matt Blake from Sheringham.
Matt, who goes to Paston College in North Walsham and works part time at Bertram Watts in
Sheringham, had thought about taking a walk over hot coals since the previous year when
BREAK appealed for participants, but was glad to have waited until this year as it gave
him more time to raise the magnificent sum of £350 for the charity.
"I felt nervous when I woke up on Sunday, but the hour and a half of training prior
to the Firewalk was a real confidence booster, and it got us all in the right frame of
mind to do the walk." said Matt.
Matt was one of 23 walkers on the day and had to wait his turn. While he waited, he
said he could feel the heat from the walk, and see the nervous looks on the faces of the
others. "You have to really trust the instructions you've been given and make
sure you walk at the right speed. And having done the Firewalk, you believe you are
capable of anything! I would recommend it to anyone and would jump at the chance to
do it all over again." Matt was in good company as Helen McDermott was one of
BREAK's Firewalkers at the Police Gala Day too.
Early next year there will be more opportunities for potential Firewalkers as there will
be an event hosted at the North Norfolk District Council Offices in Cromer.
If you are interested in doing a sponsored Firewalk or would like to help BREAK in any
other way, please contact Liz Holman on 01263 820710 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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MORE GREAT MUSIC AT BRISTON!
The latest in a series of organ shows at Briston was on Friday September
1st, and saw a big crowd thrilling to the playing skill of top UK organist Phil Brown and
his £28,000 Bohm digital organ. There were many new faces in the audience and it
seems they just cannot get enough of this exciting live music!
The next show is on Friday October 27th, again at the Copeman Centre, Briston, when David
Thomas will be appearing with his own very popular brand of music at the organ.
Tickets are already selling well, and of course, proceeds from the sale of refreshments
and the raffle will again directly benefit the Copeman Centre Funds.
Comfortable seating, good acoustics, and the easyiest of parking, plus excellent disabled
access - and two hours of superb music, of course (!) all make for a great night out.
For further details on this and future shows, 'phone Carol on 01263 860844.