Brave firewalkers raise vital funds for Exmouth’s new Deaf Academy

PUBLISHED: 14:20 05 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:20 05 December 2018

Group photo. Picture: UK Firewalk

Group photo. Picture: UK Firewalk

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A group of daredevils with a burning desire to walk barefoot across hot coals have raised vital funds for Exmouth’s new Deaf Academy.

Crowds gathered in The Strand to see 15 brave participants walk across five metres of red-hot embers, which reached temperatures of more than 500 degrees Celsius, as part of a sponsored firewalk.

The event raised more than £3,000 for the New Deaf Academy currently being constructed on the former Rolle College site. The money raised will pay for vital equipment.

Town mayor councillor Jeff Trail was the first to cross the coals with Stephen Morton, the director of development at the academy and George Nightingale, owner of Spoken also taking part.

Cllr Trail said: “It’s absolutely brilliant to see the Exmouth community spirit tonight.

“So many people have come together for the Deaf Academy, to watch, to help behind the scenes and to take part.”

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