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‘Brave soles’ can still sign up for this charity firewalk event in Manchester next month

No time for cold feet with this one.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 17th October 2023

In case you missed it, one of Manchester’s most iconic charities is bringing back its most iconic fundraising challenge next month.

And there’s still time for “brave soles” to stick their name down to take on the task.

After We Love MCR Charity went on to make history back in 2021 with what was the first – and what it thought at the time was “probably the last” – firewalk on St Peter’s Square in the heart of Manchester city centre, the organisation confirmed last month that it will be bringing the “one-of-a-kind” event back for more later this year.

After all, when more than £15,000 was raised for the charity’s vital work supporting Manchester communities last year, then why not go for round two?

The We Love MCR Sponsored Firewalk is back early next month, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever before, because if having 50 “brave soles” walk over 700-degree hot coals with dozens of spectators cheering them on wasn’t impressive enough last time round, the charity will be upping the stakes this year.


For those gusty enough to give it ago, the charity will be putting on not one, but two, lanes of fire for walkers to conquer.

The upcoming Firewalk is part of an ongoing series of ‘mind-over-matter’ challenges, and this isn’t the first time We Love MCR Charity has turned heads and raised eyebrows with its fundraising missions as of late, as over the last 18 months, the charity has persuaded hundreds to complete Manchester’s longest-ever abseil off a 22-storey tower block, and even take an ice-cold dip in Sale Water Park.


With the Firewalk set to make its grand return to the city centre on Thursday 2 November, Mancs are being encouraged to, quite literally, “step out of their comfort zone” and onto hot coals, as sign-ups are open and there’s still a few spots available.

With specialist training provided for all participants, just like last year, places for this exclusive event are limited to 100 sign-ups on a ‘first-come first-serve’ basis, with a 16+ age limit, and an entry fee of £20 to cover expert provider costs.

Firewalkers are also asked to set a minimum sponsorship target of £200.

Daredevil Mancs are “brave soles” are being encouraged to stick their name down / Credit: We Love MCR Charity

“I wasn’t quite sure what I was letting myself in for,” admitted 2021’s top firewalking fundraiser, Ruth Denton, “But I can honestly say the We Love MCR Firewalk has been one of the best things I’ve done in a long time and I’d encourage anyone looking for a challenge to sign up.

“It’s amazing to think I’ve raised so much money for such an amazing charity, and I have witnessed first-hand the amazing work We Love MCR does.”

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Fancy it then? Reckon you’re up to the challenge? With only a couple of weeks left to go before the big day, you can find out more and sign up here.

Featured Image – We Love MCR Charity