Dozens brave firewalk test

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More than 30 people braved a fire walk to raise money for their chosen charities.

The event took place at Hillsborough Arena, with around 200 spectators cheering on friends and family completing the course.

Jamie Bland, from Hillsborough Arena, said hundreds of pounds were raised for good causes on the night.

She said: “Our main goal for the event was that we wanted to give other charities an easy and fun way of raising much needed funds for their own cause, and I can proudly say that we succeeded.

“From speaking to some of the fire walkers on the night I know that many have raised at least £1000 each which is brilliant.”

Many of those taking part wore fancy dress costumes, with the most memorable outfits including those of a clown and Batman baddie Bane. Miss Sheffield, Chantelle Parker, was also among those walking over the hot coals, with her efforts taking place in support of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Chantelle said: “I think Bluebell Wood is absolutely brilliant. At such a painful and horrible part of your life Bluebell Wood helps out and makes it bearable.”

Lord Mayor Peter Rippon was also in attendance at the event, which took place alongside a special Halloween party at the venue. Children took part in different Halloween-themed games including Pin The Tail On The Black Cat, while there were prizes for the best fancy dress.