Firewalking to take centre stage at Birmingham’s Diwali Festival

Firewalking to take centre stage at Birmingham

Ever thought of walking for charity? How far do you think would be reasonable? Perhaps the thought of a 10k route march or a 27 mile marathon is a touch off-putting? Well how about just 20 feet or so, yes? Well that’s solved then……..

Brave soles (sorry souls) are being invited to take part in a sponsored firewalk to raise funds for the National Sewa Day, a social action initiative organised by Sewa UK. The firewalk will coincide with Birmingham’s Diwali celebrations, which this year will be staged at the National Indoor Arena.

The firewalk will take place on Sunday 31 October when 100 or so volunteers will undergo full training before walking across the coals. Taking part will not cost participants a penny as training and walking is free, but they will be expected to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship to support the charity.

The astonishing and visually spectacular firewalk will be well suited to the festival as the origins of firewalking have been traced to Southern India about 4,000 years ago. It was then the territory of the Fakirs and was seen as the ultimate example of mind control and mind-body harmony.

Those same firewalking skills have been utilised in ceremonies, rituals and celebrations throughout the world and across the eons ever since, until today when the art of firewalking is helping people to achieve an astonishing accomplishment which many never thought possible. It also has some incredible additional benefits such as curing poor self confidence and even empowering people to give up smoking! So it seems appropriate to bring the firewalk to Birmingham’s Indian New Year celebration to revisit firewalking’s roots.

All participants receive two hours of training ahead of the event and will be supervised and instructed by one of the most experienced teams of firewalk trainers in Europe, with a 100% record of safety and success. Not one person who they have taken through the training course has failed to walk the coals – such is the level of confidence instilled by this amazing team of tutors.

Everything needed to help to encourage friends, family and work colleagues to support walkers is provided including online donation accounts to make sponsorship even easier.

To register log on to (To view your list of events go to your home page, from there click on ”make your page”, then you must login/create a log in, then click on ”an organized event”, and search for Firewalking to take centre stage at Birmingham’s Diwali Festival and start fundraising).

For more information contact the Hindu Council of Birmingham on 0844 855 0098 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0844 855 0098 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0844 855 0098 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

Region: All
Start Date: 31/10/2010
End Date: 31/10/2010
Start Time: 14:00
Venue: National Indoor Arena
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Sanjay Mistry
Phone: 08710 368 772