James Doyle Opticians take on Firewalk - East Cheshire Hospice

James Doyle Opticians take on Firewalk

Optician Graham Doyle and his colleagues kept their eyes firmly focussed on the job when they bravely tackled a Firewalk. The fearless four took stepping over hot coals in their stride as they aim to raise an impressive £1,000 for East Cheshire Hospice.

Graham was joined by son Edward, Kate Brocklehurst and Emma Titchen, all of whom work at James Doyle Opticians in Wilmslow. There to watch them was Graham’s wife Raffaella.

Fire walkers from James Doyle Opticians (from left) Kate Brocklehurst, Edward Doyle, Graham Doyle and Emma Titchen

The team were among a host of daring volunteers who faced the challenge at the Hospice’s headquarters on Millbank Drive.

Graham said: “The motivation was that we work in the health care sector and very sadly my mother died of cancer at the Hospice. A close neighbour and long-term customer was also a patient there.

“We’re all very proud to have completed the challenge. Everyone’s worked so hard during these difficult times and it was a great team building exercise.

“The organiser got us all revved up, and as more wood was chopped up for the fire, you had to keep telling yourself  ‘I think I can, I think I can – I can!'”

Mission accomplished – firewalkers cool down after their challenge. 

  The Hospice is hoping to raise at least £9,400 from the event which had to be postponed last year.

Graham said: “The Hospice are so imaginative with their events and it was a pleasure to support their fundraising activities.”

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