Taxi drivers and bar staff to walk on hot coals

Testing the hot coals for the forthcoming firewalk are Dean Boyce, Galway Taxis, Sharon Fitzpatrick, Cancer Care West, Gerry Molloy and Leo Murphy, Galway Taxis, and Pat Lonergan, O Connells Bar.

Testing the hot coals for the forthcoming firewalk are Dean Boyce, Galway Taxis, Sharon Fitzpatrick, Cancer Care West, Gerry Molloy and Leo Murphy, Galway Taxis, and Pat Lonergan, O Connells Bar.

On September 24, Galway taxi drivers, from Galway Taxis in association with staff from O’Connells Bar, Eyre Square Galway will walk on red hot coals in an effort to raise €20,000 for Cancer Care West.

The event will take place in the Beer Garden at the rear of O Connells Bar, and the participants will undergo a two hour PMA and overcoming fear course prior to doing the actual Firewalk The course will take place from 6.30pm. at the Forster Court Hotel and on completion the competitors will then walk from the hotel to the Beer Garden at O Connells, accompanied by fire eaters and bongo drummers into the arena and carry out the firewalk at 8.30pm.

The whole event is organised by the Blaze Firewalking Company from England who have over 25 years experience in overseeing firewalking events for charity. After the walk a major fire party will begin with food available and a Fire Disco, which will also include a fire auction with all proceeds going to Cancer Care West, tickets are available for this event at 10 euro, limited number available as space is confined.

There are a limited number of places available to members of the public who wish to take part and raise some funds for Cancer Care West, contact Gerry Corbett of Galway Taxis at 086 – 8284310 for details, go on if you can do this you can do anything, also anyone wishing to donate something for auction on the night or make a donation of funding can contact; Gerry Corbett, of Galway Taxis, 086-8284310, or Sharon Fitzpatrick of Cancer Care West at 091-545000

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