VOLUNTEERS from a cancer charity are offering the chance to Walk on Fire for Marie Curie in Falmouth.

Registration is now open on a first come, first served basis - and £25 covers the cost of registration, before participants seek sponsorship from friends and family.

Community fundraiser Lynda Thomas, who will be taking part said: “Fire walking is not about being in touch with one’s inner being or even mind over matter. The magic part is when you make that life-changing decision to walk on the fire and every £20 raised will help fund one hour of local Marie Curie nursing care and support for terminally ill patients and their families.”

All the funds raised will go directly to supporting the vital service offered by the 30 Marie Curie Nurses in the county – who care for patients in their home free of charge. Support from the Firewalk will help the Marie Curie Nurses to care for even more terminally ill patients who wish to spend their last days in their own homes surrounded by their families and pets.

Mary Reilly, a Marie Curie nurse for 23 years, said: “It is not just about looking after the patient but the whole family. I won’t lie, I do have a little cry sometimes, but I love my work. We try to provide the best care we can. I feel proud knowing we keep the patient comfortable and care for the family.”

Are you brave enough to walk on fire for Marie Curie? The event will take place on Friday, NOvember 8 at The Princess Pavilion, Falmouth.

To register or for more information on the firewalk or to join the Falmouth and Penryn fundraising group, call 01872 260500 or email cornwallfundraising@mariecurie.org.uk