Face fears in firewalk to raise funds for JPK

Firewalk for JPK SUS-150529-112726001
Firewalk for JPK SUS-150529-112726001

The JPK Project is organising a firewalk at Eastbourne Town Hall at the end of June.

The local charity is asking people to walk over hot coals to raise cash to build a residential centre for people with a learning disability in Eastbourne.

We are calling on people to face their fear and make our year by taking part in the firewalk and raising money for JPK.

Jill Parker

Jill Parker, whose daughter Katie has a learning disability, started The JPK Project back in February 2001 with a cream tea in her garden.

Her aim is to provide a residential centre for her daughter and others in the same position.

To date Jill and her supporters have raised a massive £900,000 and bought the former Edgmond Church site in Old Town, which will be home to the centre, for £600,00.

Planning permission has been granted for the residential centre, which will also provide communal areas, a tea room, bakery and charity gift shop.

However, more money is needed to commence building and fundraising activities have been taking place across the town.

On June 28 there will be a firewalk at the Town Hall and the people of Eastbourne are being urged to take part in the sponsored event.

Jill told the Gazette, “We are calling on people to face their fear and make our year by taking part in the firewalk and raising money for JPK.”

It will be held in the Assembly Hall. There will be a seminar at 7pm, followed by the fire walk at 9pm.

The JPK Project is calling the event the Flaming June Charity Firewalk. It costs £15 to take part and participants must raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.

To take part in the charity challenge call Jill Parker on 01323 486179 or Karen on 07944867463.