Staff at the house builder took a break from pairing up buyers with new homes in East Anglia to tackle a scorching challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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  • A burning ambition to raise money for a local hospice led to a team of daring Taylor Wimpey employees in East Anglia to walk barefoot across red hot embers.

    The intrepid group, who are based at the house builder's regional headquarters in Bury St Edmunds, put mind over matter to master the firewalk at a charity evening organised by St Nicholas Hospice Care.

    The event, which saw the team undergo a motivational training session before walking across a scorching 20 foot trail of fiery embers without experiencing pain or injury, was held at The Bush pub in Shimpling, Suffolk.

    Taylor Wimpey's East Anglia managing director Bryn Maidman, his personal assistant Sue Stitt, commercial director Barry Dean, financial director Hayden Dolby, technical director Mark Edmonds and production manager Barry Pennock raised £2,900 through sponsorship from friends, family, colleagues, subcontractors and suppliers.

    The proceeds went to St Nicholas Hospice Care, a Suffolk-based charity providing a special service for people with terminal and life shortening illnesses and their families.

    "The firewalk was an amazing experience and I still find it hard to believe we all came through it totally unscathed," said Maidman.

    "The thought of raising so much money for such a worthwhile cause, which does so much for people in the local area, was a fantastic motivation for all of us to tread into the unknown.

    "We would all like to express our sincere thanks to everybody who sponsored us, especially our colleagues at Taylor Wimpey East Anglia and our subcontractors and suppliers, who were particularly generous."

    Taylor Wimpey East Anglia currently has 19 developments of new homes across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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