By: Hira T. Khan | Keeper of the Blog | Thaakat Foundation
In keeping with the theme from my last post, I wanted to take a quick look at what other people in the world are doing to fundraise – I’m looking at you, England!
Just last week the Bishop of Oxford John Pritchard took part in a charity event to raise money for Sobell House Hospice Charity and a child bereavement charity called SeeSaw.
Exactly what did he do to raise money? Oh, he just walked across a five-foot-long pathway littered with hot coals at a temperature of about 1200 degrees Celsius.
No joke, he really did.
About fifty others, including Miss Oxford 2011, joined the Bishop in crossing the hot coals. They raised an impressive £1,000 for their efforts.
Now, I’m not saying you should do something so daring to fundraise, but 1) it’s clearly effective, and 2) the oh-so-reliable source that is Wikipedia assures me that, if done properly, you shouldn’t sustain any serious injuries. It has something to do with the fact that coal isn’t the best conductor of heat. In any case, you ought to consider it at least.
You can watch the Bishop walk on hot coals here.