Cleethorpes

80-year-old walks on fire for charity

An 80-year-old Lincolnshire woman walked across a bed of hot coals to raise money for charity.

Pauline Green was among 16 other brave volunteers when she walked across a bed of hot coals for Marie Curie.

She said: “It just goes to show what you can achieve at any age if you can conquer your fear.

“In my case I walked across 20 feet of hot coals burning at 1200 degrees Farenheit without suffering any injury at all!”

The oldest volunteer braving the fire walk. Photo: Mike Pounder.

With eleven years of service between them, two local nurses Rosie Brown and Ann Smith also took part in the walk.

Ann said that she wanted to take part because she lost a dear friend and fellow Marie Curie nurse. Rosie said that she wanted to support her fellow nurses and challenge herself.

The fundraising group believes that when all funds have been received, the fire walk will have raised £4,000.

It will go towards funding 200 additional hours of Marie Curie nursing care to patients across North East Lincolnshire.

The money will enable people to stay at home while receiving treatment, so that they are most comfortable and surrounded by loved-ones.

The group poses for a photo before lighting up their path. Photo: Mike Pounder.