Celebrity Big Brother star firewalks for children's hospice

Casey Batchelor - TV star Casey Batchelor was among 33 firewalkers to dash across hot coals on Wednesday night for Haven House Children's Hospice, raising £6,000 for the charity with funds still coming in. The 31-year-old Essex model swapped the red carpet for a red hot walk in the grounds of the hospice at Woodford Green, with temperatures reaching up to 1,236°F under bare feet. Casey said: "It was scary but I'm glad that I did the firewalk. I love supporting Haven House because it's such a great charity that helps children with life-limiting conditions and also takes care of the whole family. "The staff at Haven House are wonderful and I would strongly recommend for people to get involved with the hospice and learn about all the amazing things they do for the children." Casey was joined by an army of firewalkers who completed the challenge including Haven House Chief Executive Mike Palfreman, Director of Finance Anne Spong, members of the fundraising team, corporate supporters CBRE, Euromoney, Barclays, and many other community supporters including Maxine Davies, a mother from Hainault, who uses Haven House for her eight-year-old son, Kai. Kai, along with other Haven House children and their parents experienced the excitement of a fire artist performing a dazzling routine ahead of the firewalk. Spectators cheered loudly as the firewalkers made their way across the hot coals at 6.45pm to fiery music. Firewalkers and supporters alike also enjoyed hot drinks and a barbeque. Haven House Chief Executive Mike Palfreman, who braved the coals, said: "I'm glad to say we all managed to make it through with our feet safely intact. Our first ever firewalk has raised an impressive amount for the hospice and donations are still coming in. It was wonderful to see Haven House children and parents at the event. "They are the reason why we fundraise and seek to create new challenges. We are also hugely grateful to Casey Batchelor and all of our staff and volunteers for mak at Woodford Green - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 23rd March 2016 (3 Pictures)


Casey Batchelor 1

Casey Batchelor
Photo credit: Supplied by


#1

Casey Batchelor 2

Casey Batchelor
Photo credit: Supplied by


#2

Casey Batchelor 3

Casey Batchelor
Photo credit: Supplied by


#3

View All: Celebrity Big Brother star firewalks for children's hospice

Next Casey Batchelor Slideshow: Casey Batchelor does a Fire Walk for Heaven House - London United Kingdom - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Contactmusic


Advertisement

Casey Batchelor Gallery


More Casey Batchelor Photos

Suggested

Relive Kate Bush's 2014 Live Show With 'Before The Dawn'

Relive Kate Bush's 2014 Live Show With 'Before The Dawn'

The live album is set for released in November.

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins David Gilmour Onstage For 'Comfortably Numb'

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins David Gilmour Onstage For 'Comfortably Numb'

The 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Strange' star joined Gilmour onstage at the Royal Albert Hall for a rendition of the Pink Floyd classic.

Advertisement
Chapter Three Of 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' Explains The Story Behind The Haunting (Spoilers)

Chapter Three Of 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' Explains The Story Behind The Haunting (Spoilers)

Time to learn what Kathy Bates' character has to do with all of this.

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.