If you’ve ever seen barefooted daredevils walking across searing hot coals with barely a flinch and thought, ‘I could do that!’, three Stroud charities are offering you the chance to put your money where your mouth is… and put your best foot forward!

This September, The Door, Allsorts and Stroud Valleys Project are teaming up with Blaze Firewalking and Stonehouse Court Hotel for a scorching hot event to raise money for the three charities, each of which works to improve the lives of local people.

Supporters can recreate those breathtaking scenes and walk over hot coals to raise money for their chosen charity on Friday September 29 from 5.30pm

What’s more, the team at Stonehouse Court, where the fire walk will take place, are offering a 15% discount on their delicious food to everyone who comes along to support a fire walker.

Stonehouse Court Hotel is a magnificent stone-built manor house which backs onto the Stroudwater Navigation Canal at St Cyr’s Church. The fire walk will take place in the large lawned garden to the rear of the hotel, and it’s being sponsored by solicitors Irwin Mitchell.

Musical entertainment will be provided by UkeStroud, and there will be family-friendly activities, prizes and games.

Allsorts provides a programme of fun activities for children and young adults with additional needs and their families in Gloucestershire.

The Door supports young people and parents to overcome challenges by providing them with a safe space to be heard and empowering them to take positive steps towards their future.

Stroud Valleys Project works with communities on conservation and wildlife habitat maintenance projects across the district.

The Door and Allsorts have taken part in a fire walk previously.

“We are so excited to be holding this fundraiser again this year,” says Rachael Fletcher of Allsorts.

The Door’s Anne Townsend says, “At The Door we are all about helping people make the next step forwards, no matter how big or small. Sometimes putting one foot in front of another can feel like the biggest challenge without the floor being covered in hot coals!"

The event will be overseen by Blaze Firewalking, the county’s leading fire walk organisers, who have been running fire walking events since 1984.

If you’d like to challenge yourself and take part in the fire walk, visit stroudfirewalk.com.