WINCHESTER Rotary members and friends raised more than £3,000 by walking over piping hot coals.

For the final fundraiser of Deborah Macartney’s presidential year, the president and other brave fundraisers under ‘Team Rotary’ completed a firewalk at homelessness charity Trinity Winchester.

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Hampshire Chronicle: Winchester Rotary president Deborah Macartney braves the coalsWinchester Rotary president Deborah Macartney braves the coals (Image: Winchester Rotary Club)

UK Firewalk, a company specializing in helping charities raise funds from firewalks, set up the 15ft track of hot coals.

The event, sponsored Shentons Solicitors, raised more than £3,000 for the president’s chosen charities – Trinity Winchester’s Women’s Services and Hope Street (One Small Thing) which both work with women to overcome the effects of domestic abuse.

Deborah said: “My thanks to my colleagues who took up the challenge and to our sponsors – a great result!  I am grateful to Scott Bell and the team at UK Firewalk for keeping us all safe and to Shentons for their support.”