Home > Our events > Big C’s Firewalk

Big C’s Firewalk

Sunday 15 September

Get your adrenaline pumping and step out of your comfort zone this September by taking on the Big C Firewalk.

Join us for the hottest challenge this year and brave the walk over hot coals in front of Norwich Castle at the picturesque Castle Quarter Gardens. You will start with a motivational briefing from the team, which will last around 90 minutes and then head to the coals to take your walk.

Cost: £15 entry fee + minimum £100 fundraising


Late afternoon/early evening.
To be confirmed nearer the time


Sunday 15 September


Castle Quarter
100 Castle Meadow

Participants must be 18 years or older to take part and there will be a waiver for each participant to fill in before the event.

Please be aware that to take part you must not have any physical conditions which may inhibit healing, such as diabetes, auto-immune diseases, or any other medical condition which might adversely affect your physical and / or mental wellbeing in the event of injury.

If you have any questions please contact our fundraising team on fundraising@big-c.co.uk.

A man walking across hot coals at a firewalk

You can pay your entry fee below to secure your place, our fundraising team will then be in touch with further details.

What’s included in your entry fee

Medal & certificate

A lovely way to remember the day and the incredible challenge you’ve undertaken.

Fundraising support

We’ll be with you every step of the way, so whatever your query, just get in touch by emailing fundraising@big-c.co.uk

Event photos*

Our photographers will be at the event snapping away.

*We cannot guarantee photos of every walker.

Big C t-shirt

When you reach £100 with your fundraising you’ll receive a Big C t-shirt on the night!

“Following the glowing success of last year’s inaugural Big C Fire walk, Yellow Brick Mortgages are delighted to again sponsor this amazing event, which provides a chance for more fundraisers to brave the coals in support of Big C and their mission to help all those affected by cancer. We highly value our relationship with Big C and look forward to this exciting event.”

Stephen Perkins, Managing Director AT YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES
Can friends and family come to watch?

Family and friends are more than welcome to come along and watch but only Firewalkers will be allowed in the pre-event briefing.

How much does it cost?

There is an entry fee of £15 to cover the cost of the challenge, and we kindly ask that you commit to raising a minimum of £100 for Big C in sponsorship. You can pay your entry fee below to secure your place, our fundraising team will then be in touch with further details.

Is there an age restriction?

You must be 18 years or older to take part.

What happens in the motivational briefing?

The motivational briefing is a seminar hosted by the firewalk team. In a typical seminar we spend the first 30 minutes covering the liability release waiver that each participant has signed. Each seminar participant must sign the waiver. There are no exceptions.

Attendees often say that they just want to attend the seminar. However afterwards, they say they wish to fire walk. Attendees may sign the waiver, then of course decide that they do not wish to walk, which is fine. Only tagged, and waiver signed attendees can do the firewalk.

Our event sponsors

Latest fundraising and event news

Big C Cancer Charity Chief Executive steps down

After nine years of dedicated service to Big C Cancer Charity, Chief Executive Dr Christopher Bushby will be stepping down, in September. Chris has made this difficult decision due to health reasons.

Read more

Ex-NCFC players return to the pitch for Charity Football Match in aid of Big C

Players including Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson, Cedric Anselin, Wes Hoolahan, Simon Lappin and Mike Milligan joined the squad on Saturday 18 May as the Big C XI took on Help Delete Cancer at Lowestoft Town FC.

Read more

Get ready for an exciting summer full of fundraising events

This summer, Big C invites you to get together with your family and friends and take on one of our many fundraising events and help raise vital funds for those affected by cancer!

Read more

100 Mile Easter Walk for Canaries Legend Grant Holt and Local Recruitment Agency ARC in Aid of Big C

Canaries legend Grant Holt has teamed up with local recruitment firm ARC to walk an incredible 100 miles in aid of Big C Cancer Charity, starting on Easter Monday.

Read more


Volunteering is a great way to spend free time, meet new people, and gain experience.


Year on year we’re making progress across the organisation to offer more support to people affected by cancer across Norfolk and beyond.

About us

We are a local, people-first charity, committed to providing outstanding cancer support.

Let’s keep in touch

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive news and updates from Big C.