Ashley blazes a trail!

Ashley Napier
Ashley Napier

Banbridge girl Ashley Napier took part in a firewalk to raise money for charity recently.

Ashley, was delighted to be one of 30 others who walked across burning embers on Saturday, April 26. at Belfast Harlequins Rugby Club to raise money for The Cedar Foundation.

The money raised will enable Cedar to continue their work of supporting and empowering children and adults with disabilities across Northern Ireland.

The participants attended a motivational training session prior to the main event which was led by Fire Master Adam Burman from Blaze Firewalking. Throughout the seminar they were given inspiration and encouragement to walk across 20 feet of wood embers burning at 1200° Fahrenheit without experiencing any pain or injury.

They were also given the chance to watch the fire being lit which did nothing to hinder their determination.

Ashley, who is part of Cedar’s Living Options Team, said, “I think Cedar are a brilliant charity. They do so much for individuals with disabilities and I feel really privileged to be a part of their Living Options Team.”

Christine Tweedie from The Cedar Foundation said, “Thanks to all the fearless participants who volunteered to take part in the firewalk.

“Everyone had a great time on the night and an amazing amount of money was raised for Cedar.”

The Cedar Foundation delivers a range of services in Northern Ireland that enable children and adults with disabilities to be fully included in their communities. To find out more call 028 9077 0551 or log onto their website