ONE County Press reporter will be touching toes to red-hot coals in a few weeks’ time, in a bid to raise money for St Catherine’s School.

Our very own Liam Chorley, lily-livered by his own admission, will be taking part in an exhilarating sponsored firewalking event at St Catherine’s Speech and Language School on Saturday, June 8.

“I’ve never had a burning desire to consign my feet to some red-hot coals, but it’s for a very worthy cause,” said Liam.

“I’m excited, in a morbid curiosity sort of way.

“Hopefully, I don’t completely embarrass myself!”

Thankfully, Liam will be learning from the very best in Scott Bell, Twice Guinness World Record Holder for the greatest distance walked on fire and founder of UK Firewalk.

St Catherine's supports children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

You can support Liam and the wonderful charity he’s supporting by making a donation on his JustGiving Page here.

There are still spaces available if you, too, would like to step out of your comfort zone and take part.

From motivational talks to team-building exercises, attendees will receive comprehensive training and support every step of the way, ensuring their safety and well-being.

"We are thrilled to bring this unique event to the Isle of Wight," said Scott Bell.

"Firewalking is a powerful experience that challenges perceptions and unlocks untapped potential.

“It's about pushing boundaries and discovering what's possible when we confront our fears head-on."

To sign up, contact Tanya Smith, fundraising and marketing assistant at St Catherine’s on or by calling 01983 852722.