Following the overwhelming response to our first firewalk last year, this December we’re going to run an even bigger and bolder event. So for those of you who’ve joined since last year, who couldn’t make the date, or who just can’t get enough fire, now’s your chance!

The sponsored fire walk will raise much needed money for our Local Food and Climate Change projects, working in one of London’s most deprived boroughs. On 7 December, near Brick Lane, east London, we will ask WEN supporters to once again pull off their socks and walk barefoot across 20 ft coals burning at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s a fantastic way for you to help WEN raise money whilst doing something unique and challenging!

All those taking part will receive training from a specialist ‘firewalking’ trainer in a tailor-made ‘Learn or Burn’ seminar. The training takes place in the two hours running up to the walk itself and is a combination of the practical side of walking over hot coals without getting hurt, and the inspirational side of conquering your fears of taking that first step out!

We’re raising the stakes: the first person to raise £500 gets a gift pack from Neal’s Yard, the first person to raise £1000 gets a large crate of something organic. Whoever raises the most for WEN gets a unique and fabulous mystery prize. If you’d like to take part, please email

All proceeds will go towardsWEN’s Local Food and Climate Change projects, and will help to support women’s food-growing projects in some of London’s most economically deprived areas.