A BOURNEMOUTH based charity is calling on all daredevils to take part in their sponsored fire walk and Lego walk to help raise money for the charity.

The event will be held from 6pm on Leap Day 2020 in the shadows of Highcliffe Castle.

Set up in 1938, Relate Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch initially providing support for married couples, but has since expanded its services to assist individuals, couples and families in times of crisis.

Vikki Cook, a volunteer at Relate Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, said: “Currently, one in five couples are living in distressed relationships, and it takes an average of eight years for those couples to seek support, so it's vital that these services are not only available but that they are constantly promoted, so those who are struggling can find the help they need more quickly.

To help with this, we're now there for every chapter of people's lives; we offer counselling in schools, workplaces and in the community.

Participants will have to be over 18 to take part in the firewalk, and family members are encouraged to come along for support. Refreshments will be available on the night.

For anyone who's not quite brave enough for fire, or is under eighteen, the charity are also running a Lego Walk at the same time, for anyone aged six or over.

Vikki added: “Both walks are sponsored, and although there's no minimum sponsorship target, we'd encourage participants to pester their family, friends, neighbours, dog-walker, postman and anyone else they think might sponsor them.

“I mean, they're walking on fire, for heaven's sake!”