Look sharp for charity challenge

NEARLY 20 daredevils have signed up to take part already but there are still plenty of places for fearless folk still wanting to take part in a charity glass walk next month. Organisers are hoping that despite talk of a lack of credit, volunteers will h

NEARLY 20 daredevils have signed up to take part already - but there are still plenty of places for fearless folk still wanting to take part in a charity glass walk next month.Organisers are hoping that despite talk of a lack of credit, volunteers will have what it takes when it comes to the crunch of walking barefoot across 15 feet of broken glass.The special event on Saturday, March 7 at Tapeley Park, Instow, is being held in aid of no fewer than nine deserving charities: Breast Cancer Awareness; Save Our World Trust; Children's Hospice South West; North Devon Hospice; Leukaemia Research; Dogs Trust; North Devon Animal Ambulance; the Woodland Trust; and Help For Heroes.The event is one of a number of fund-raisers being organised by local shop owner and classical singer Jaden Cornelious, who has set himself a personal challenge to raise �9,000 - �1,000 for each of the charities - by the end of the year."Anyone can walk across glass without pain or injury, guaranteed," said Jaden."The hardest part isn't walking on the glass, it's a matter of walking through the wall of fear that hangs around you."I'm totally aware that with the current climate raising �9,000 will be tough but I'm hoping to get as many people involved as possible, not just here in North Devon, but all over the world via the Internet."Come and do the walk, raise some sponsor money and have a great evening with us."Participants are asked to arrive at 6pm for training, with the glass walk starting at 8pm.Entry fee is �25 which includes a buffet and disco. For those not taking part in the walk itself, entry is �10 for adults and �5 for children with all proceeds split between the nine charities.People can donate via www. whichkraftshop. com/please-donate--3401-p.aspFor more information or an entry form, email jadentwhitlock @aol.com or leave a message on (01271) 861216.


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