Brave volunteers from four Haine & Smith practices will each be putting their best foot forward while taking part in a charity Firewalk on Saturday, September 17.

To help the opticians’ current charity of the year, Alabaré, five of its team members will be walking barefoot over red-hot wood embers, with a temperature of around 800 degrees, to help end homelessness.

Tragically 688 homeless people died across England and Wales last year. By taking part and fundraising for Alabaré and Homes for Veterans, Haine & Smith be making a difference in the lives of others living specifically in North Wiltshire.

Alabaré has recently opened a new home in Chippenham for people in a mental health crisis as an alternative to hospital admission, while Unity House in Chippenham provides up to 30-bed spaces for those seeking emergency accommodation or supported accommodation. All funds from this event will go to support Alabaré services in this area.

The team has set up a Go Fund Me page and is hoping to hit their target of £500! If anyone would like to sponsor the team, visit

Friends and family can cheer on the brave volunteers at the event being held at HardenHuish School in Chippenham on Saturday, September 17 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

The brave volunteers are:
Emma Woodhouse Chippenham practice
Catriona MacDonald Trowbridge practice
Hannah Luker and Jessica Johnson from our Royal Wootton Bassett practice
Fran Wattley Highworth practice

For more information on the event, visit


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