It’s the Battle of the Elements as Midlands Charities Unite for Fire and Ice Extravaganza

Published 21/02/2022
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Two of the Midlands best-loved charities are coming together to test your limits in the ultimate battle of the elements. Acorns Children’s Hospice and LoveBrum have teamed up to bring a Fire and Ice Walk extravaganza to Birmingham next month.

The event on Friday 11 March, which is taking place at our landmark venue, Millennium Point, will see fearless fundraisers walk over hot coals or broken glass in aid of these two incredible causes.

Two great charities both helping the community

Zoe Baggott, Senior Manager for Area and Events, at Acorns, said: “We’re thrilled to join forces with LoveBrum to bring you the big Brummie bash you’ve all been waiting for. This your chance to do something amazing and help two local charities continue our work in the community.

“Acorns relies on money raised through events like this to fund our lifeline care and support for life limited and life threatened children. By joining #TeamFire or #TeamIce you’ll be helping us be there for every child and family that needs us.”

Once the Fire and Ice walks are complete, the evening will continue with celebrations, fun, food, and incredible entertainment – all in aid of Acorns and LoveBrum.

Rebecca Simkiss-Walker, Chair of LoveBrum, said: “The last 18 months have been extremely difficult for so many, and the charitable sector has been deeply affected by the pandemic. Yet, during this time of struggle at LoveBrum we have heard so many inspirational stories of those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to do what they can to help others in need.

“Now, with in-person events starting to make a comeback, and as we look to the future, we are thrilled to be working alongside the amazing team at Acorns Children’s Hospice to host the 2022 Fire and Ice Walk on the 11 March at the iconic Millennium Point.

“We look forward to welcoming our guests to the event, and with so much on offer, from great food vendors to family fun, there will be something for all the family to enjoy, all whilst raising vital funds for two local Charities who do so much for our region, ensuring we can carry on building a better Brum!

“The evening is set to be an amazing celebration of both our city and the power of collaboration, and a fun-filled experience for both spectators and participants alike – we can’t wait!”

About Acorn’s Children’s Hospice

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families from its three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community.

In the past year the charity has cared for more than 700 children and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.

It cost Acorns £27,000 per day to provides its lifeline care and support, the bulk of which comes from fundraising and donations.

About LoveBrum

LoveBrum is a registered charity that supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led and that deliver real change. The charity aims to support over 36 projects per year, and to reach out to all corners of the second city.

As an Award-Winning Charity, Millennium Point are thrilled to be involved

The Millennium Point team are excited to tackle the elements, this year choosing to be #TeamIce and brave the broken glass walk.

If you want to support the team, Millennium Point have set up a Just Giving page where you can donate to help continue the important work Acorn’s and LoveBrum do. Want to watch on the sidelines? The public can also buy tickets to cheer the team along, the night will include entertainment rom DJ TONi, magic, face painting and balloon modelling from Magic Party, as well as an amazing circus workshop from CircusMash.

Don’t forget, if you get a bit cold outside, join us inside and gaze at Luke Jerram’s breathtaking Gaia.

Join Team Ice or Team Fire and make a difference

Registration for each of the Fire and Ice walks is £40, with a minimum sponsorship requirement of £150. Included in the price is the daring walk of your choice, an exclusive event t-shirt, a fundraising pack and wristband for entry into the event village.

Spectator tickets, available on a first-come first-served basis, are £10. General entry is £5 for adults, children (under 16) are free.

To join #TeamIce or #TeamFire and for more information, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/fireandice2022

 


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