Mayor in firewalk challenge to raise funds for Deaf Academy

PUBLISHED: 10:24 02 November 2018

Deaf Academy director Steve Morton (left), the British Sign Language bear and Exmouth mayor councillor Jeff Trail. Picture: Dave Wellbeloved

Deaf Academy director Steve Morton (left), the British Sign Language bear and Exmouth mayor councillor Jeff Trail. Picture: Dave Wellbeloved

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Would you walk barefoot across boiling hot coals to raise funds for Exmouth’s new deaf academy?

That’s the challenge issued to each other by town mayor Councillor Jeff Trail and Deaf Academy director Steve Morton. Now they want others to step up and face the heat. The pair will walk across five metres of hot coals – which reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit - as part of the Santa Sizzle Firewalk, in The Strand, on Saturday, December 1.

It is part of an appeal to raise the remaining £250,000 needed to complete the construction of the academy on the former Rolle College site. Entrants will get a one-hour training seminar and are asked to pledge to raise at least £100.

Entry costs £15 and to book your place go to www.newdeafacademy.org.uk/firewalk or ring 01392 267019.

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