Arwen Wilson and Simon Bensilum from TGA, the well-respected Sudbury mobility aids specialist, will be tackling 1300o Fahrenheit hot coals on the Valentine's Firewalk Challenge at Bury St. Edmunds Rugby Club, 20th February, to raise funds for people living with Stroke.
As a leading local employer, TGA takes its Corporate Social Responsibilities very seriously and regularly supports charity events that assist people living with restricted mobility. During 2010, TGA was involved with several Success-After-Stroke (SAS) initiatives who are also based in Sudbury and are a gold member of the national Stroke Association. These previous TGA donations were the ideal pre-cursor for Arwen and Simon to volunteer for this firewalking challenge. Walking bare foot over red-hot coals seems a daunting prospect, but both TGA employees are prepared for the experience. Firewalks are being held across the country by The Stroke Association and consist of participants tackling a 10ft long bed of burning hot coals and ash, barefoot and without any protective clothing.
Arwen Wilson, TGA Telesales Supervisor commented, "I have always been very pro the work of The Stroke Association. I was proud to complete the Sudbury Fun Run last year in aid of our local SAS group with several other girls from TGA. When our PR consultant forwarded a Twitter tweet detailing this fundraiser I knew I had to give it a go. Simon is equally as apprehensive as I am but I have been told it is mind over matter."
Tim Ross, TGA UK Sales Manager concluded, "We fully admire what the Stroke Association achieve nationally, however as a business we are always keen to primarily donate to local charity initiatives where we can really see the difference. This Firewalk challenge is a perfect cause for us to support and we wish Arwen and Simon good luck as they brave the intense temperatures."