Perennial, a UK horticultural charity, hosted a ‘fiery fundraiser’ at York Gate, one of the charity’s Leeds based gardens.
Garden enthusiasts and industry professionals were in attendance for the fire walking event, with the charity raising just over £4,200.
The money raised will go towards Perennial’s continued support to those in the horticultural community.
Perennial’s most recent chief executive, Peter Newman walked across the burning coals three times, marking it as his final engagement before his retirement this month.
President of the HTA (Horticultural Trades Association), Alan Down also participated in the fire walk, acknowledging the two group’s continued collaboration.
Managing director of Plan & Plant, Nathaniel Day who also braved the coals comments on the walk: “Being able to challenge ourselves and prove that we can tackle anything was great, but to connect with likeminded peers was a lovely reminder that we are part of a wider endearing community.
“Perennial offers vital support and a valuable sense of community to an industry that can feel isolating at times and often challenging.”
Perennial hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year, with a variety of activities on offer for people to get involved.