Daring bar staff and locals brave flames for charity

Fox and Hounds staff will join regulars and walk across hot coals for charity.
Fox and Hounds staff will join regulars and walk across hot coals for charity.

Bar staff and pub-goers are preparing to brave 500 degree flames to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.

Fox and Hounds landlord Neil Hutton has organised a firewalk across hot coals to raise cash for Little Heroes Cancer Trust.

He will be joined by 14 brave fundraisers at the Hanging Heaton pub when they attempt the feat tomorrow (Saturday).

Mr Hutton, 48, said: “People suggested the idea of a firewalk and all the staff and locals have really got behind it.

“I’m not really thinking about when I have to do it, I’m planning to just go for it otherwise I probably wouldn’t sleep the night before.

“It’s all about raising money for the kids at the end of the day.”

The Bennett Lane pub, which is owned by Titan Pub Solutions, has raised £1,500 so far through sponsorship and Mr Hutton said he hopes to raise £2,000.

The walk will start at 7pm at the pub.

Contact Mr Hutton on 01924 437000 to take part in the firewalk.