The Rowcroft Fire & LEGO® Walks FAQs 🔥🧱

Questions and Answers

What are the Rowcroft Fire and LEGO® Walks all about? +

The primary purpose of each challenge is not for health benefits, but to empower your mind and spirit. It’s a journey of courage, self-discovery, and resilience. The mental and emotional growth it offers is priceless through overcoming your fears and all whilst raising vital funds for Rowcroft Hospice.

Is it real fire? +

Yes, burning at an average temperature of 1200 degrees Fahrenheit! To give it some context: paper combusts at 451 degrees Fahrenheit, aluminium melts at 1100 degrees Fahrenheit! Don’t worry, it is safe!

Is the Fire Walk dangerous? +

Any activity involving fire comes with risks. It is crucial for participants to give their full attention to the training and follow the advice and instructions of the instructor and the event staff. Adhering to proper procedures reduces the risk to the lowest achievable level. For those under 18, it is essential that they are mature enough to attentively listen to the training and have a parent or guardian sign a consent form. If a younger participant becomes disruptive during the training, they will be kindly asked to leave and will not be permitted to walk over the fire.
For your own safety, you must not take part if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

How long is the walk across fire or LEGO®? +

Both lanes of fire and LEGO® are just over two metres long and you can walk them several times if you like!

What is the minimum age to take part in the Rowcroft Fire and LEGO® Walks? +

The Rowcroft Fire Walk is open to anyone aged 12 or over.
Anyone aged 12 – 17 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over the age of 21. Responsible adults must ensure that they are always present during the event. Each adult can be responsible for up to three 12-17-year-olds at the event.

The Rowcroft LEGO® Walk is open to anyone aged 5 or over. Anyone aged 5 – 17 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over the age of 21. Responsible adults must ensure that they are always present during the event. Each adult can be responsible for up to three 5-17-year-olds at the event.

Anyone under the age of 18 needs to have full parental or guardian consent to take part.

When and where will the event take place? +

Saturday 12 October in the grounds of Rowcroft Hospice, Ella’s Gardens, The Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5LS.

What time will the event start? +

16:30 Registration
17:00 The fire is lit
17:05 Fire Walk training begins – N.B: It is essential that all walkers attend the training prior to the Fire Walk
17:40 LEGO® Walk training and walk takes place
18:00 Fire Walk
19:30 Debrief and certificates

How much does it cost to register for the Rowcroft Fire and LEGO® Walks? +

  • Price for Fire Walk (age 18+) £28 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship for the hospice
  • Price for Fire Walk (ages 12 – 17) £14 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship for the hospice
  • Price for LEGO® Walk (age 18+) £20 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £60 in sponsorship for the hospice
  • Price for LEGO® Walk (ages 5 – 17): £10 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £30 in sponsorship for the hospice

Does my entry fee include a donation to Rowcroft Hospice? +

No. It is a common misconception that this is the case! However, events are expensive to run and we always want to make sure that they are affordable for our participants. With that in mind, your entry fee only covers the cost of running the event. We rely on sponsorship and fundraising to fund our patient care. Rowcroft provides specialist care and support to more than 2,500 patients and their loved ones across South Devon each year, many of whom are going through the hardest times imaginable, and it is your fundraising and donations that really make such a difference in helping us to offer this care.

Are the Rowcroft Fire and LEGO® Walks open to both children and adults? +

The Fire Walk is open to anyone over 12, and the LEGO® Walk is open to anyone over 5. So get all your friends and family involved! Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed to come onto the Rowcroft estate.

What should I wear? +

Given the time of year and the fact that we live in England, we recommend wearing clothing appropriate to the weather on the day. Stick to casual and comfy clothes for this occasion. Remember, fires can be quite messy, so expect to smell of fire and possibly get some ash stains on your clothing. We also advise you to bring flip flops/slip on shoes because the ground around the fire tends to get cold. It’s a good idea to have a hand towel or wet wipes for cleaning your feet after your walk. And it’s fine to wear your nail varnish and toe rings!

I have a severe medical condition – can I still take part? +

If you have any concerns, please check with a medical professional before you register and note any medical conditions on your registration form.

Can I bring my family and friends? +

Yes of course. The more people we have there giving encouragement to our Fire and LEGO® Walkers the better! There will be BBQ food and refreshments on sale from 4.30pm, a bouncy castle and fire eaters!

Will there be food provided at the event? +

Yes, there will be a BBQ at the event, plus the small café in Rainbow House will be open for teas/coffees and cakes.

Will there be gluten-free refreshments? +

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all dietary requirements. We advise participants to bring additional snacks on the day if needed.

Is parking available on site? +

Yes, but it is limited so you must book a car park pass if you would like to park on site. Please carshare wherever possible.

I entered the wrong details when I signed up! +

Please email events@rowcrofthospice.org.uk with the details that need to be changed.

I forgot to put my team’s name in when I signed up +

Please email events@rowcrofthospice.org.uk with the details that need to be changed.

Can we register more members for our team? +

As long as places for the Rowcroft Fire and LEGO® Walks are still available, you can add as many members to your team as you like! You don’t have to register all your team members at the same time, you just need to make sure that you all use the same team name when you register.

I think I spelt our team name wrong when I signed up - what should I do? +

Email us at events@rowcrofthospice.org.uk with your name and postcode along with the correct team name and we can amend this for you.

Please can you send me sponsorship forms and/or posters? +

If you can print them yourself, they can be downloaded directly from our website, where you’ll also find plenty of other information about the event. If you are unable to print them yourself but would like a paper copy, you can order printed sponsorship forms when you register, and our team will then print and post these to you.

Can I have a collection box or bucket? +

If we have some available, we’ll always offer this support. Our collection boxes can be picked up from the hospice or your local shop – please call 01803 217450 or email supportercare@rowcrofthospice.org.uk to discuss this. We’ll need details of where you are planning to take your tin/bucket. When it’s been returned to us, we can add the funds you have collected to your final total.

I’ve been injured and won’t be able to take part - what should I do? +

We’re so sorry to hear that. Please call 01803 217450 to let the team know that you won’t be attending – we hope you get better soon.

I’m dropping out - can I pass my place on to my friend? +

Places can be transferred until Thursday 12 September 2024. Please email events@rowcrofthospice.org.uk as soon as possible with your details and the details of the friend that is taking your place.

I’m dropping out - can I have a refund? +

Unfortunately, places are non-refundable but your fee will be used to help provide comfort, support and specialist care to over 2,500 patients and their loved ones across South Devon each year.

How do I set up an online donation page? +

Creating a fundraising page is now easier than ever! Once you have registered to the event, you will be asked to create your fundraising page. Just add your fundraising target and profile picture. You will then be given a link to your fundraising page to share with your friends.

If you prefer, JustGiving and Facebook are two popular alternative options to create a fundraising page, so here are some handy tips to set them up:

JustGiving
Go to www.justgiving.co.uk
Click ‘Get Started’
Log in / create an account
Click ‘create your page’
Select ‘Rowcroft Hospice’ as your charity
Select ‘organised event’
Personalise your page with photos and text

Facebook Donate
Sign into Facebook and click ‘Fundraisers’ in the left menu of your news feed
Click ‘Raise Money’ and select ‘Non-profit/ Charity’ and select ‘Rowcroft’
Make sure you include your name and the name of the Rowcroft event in the name of your fundraiser. e.g. Jill Hill’s Rowcroft Fire Walk Fundraiser
Click ‘Create’ and you’re ready to share
Please let us know that you have set up a Facebook fundraising page by emailing supportercare@rowcrofthospice.org.uk

I’ve been given a cheque made out to Rowcroft, what should I do with it? +

Send the cheque into us, along with your other sponsorship. We can then bank the cheque and allocate the funds to your final sponsorship total.

How do I pay my sponsor money online? +

Visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/sponsorship; you can either pay by debit or credit card.

Do I need to do anything to move my JustGiving sponsorship to Rowcroft? +

It is done for you automatically. As long as you have selected Rowcroft as your chosen charity, the funds will be automatically transferred into our accounts. Once your page has closed, we will calculate your final sponsorship amount and send you your official thank you letter.

I don’t want to receive emails about Rowcroft any more +

Email us at supportercare@rowcrofthospice.org.uk to unsubscribe, or click the link at the bottom of your last event email, but please bear in mind if you have registered for the event, we may still need to email you about some key event details.

I lost something at the event - what do I need to do? +

Please email us at events@rowcrofthospice.org.uk to register any missing items.

Where can I find the photos? +

Our official event photos will be posted on our Facebook page, so keep an eye out for those. You can also search for photos which have been taken by other participants by searching for the hashtag #RHFireLegoWalks on social media.

How can I remember a loved one on the day? +

We will have memory plates available on the day, for you to stick to your clothes. There will also be name tags to hang on our tree. We will provide pens on the day, and we will have volunteers on hand to help you if needed.

Can I be a volunteer? +

Yes! We are always looking for support at our events, so please visit our website to sign up as a volunteer. Please tell your friends and family too, so they can do the same!

Can I volunteer with my friend? +

Yes, when signing up you can identify a friend that you want to work with. When the team is allocating volunteer roles, they will then know to keep you together.

I’m volunteering, but I haven’t had any information! +

Volunteer information will be sent to you towards the end of September – you are more than welcome to get back to us to ask any questions about issues you are concerned about. If you haven’t received your information email before 30 September, please make sure you mention it to a member of the team, or call 01803 217450.

How strict is the dress code for volunteers? +

There isn’t a strict dress code for volunteers, but it is an outdoor event and you will be on your feet so please make sure you’re comfortable and protected from whatever the weather decides to throw at us! We will supply you with a hi-vis jacket on the day so please make sure you can fit this over the top of whatever you’re wearing.

Who organises the Fire Walk? +

The Rowcroft Fire and LEGO® Walk and the training seminar is organised and conducted by Firewalk Events, one of the UK’s leading Fire Walk companies.

I have another question +

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email at supportercare@rowcrofthospice.org.uk, or call us on 01803 217450.

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