THE Mayor and Mayoress of an Oxfordshire town will be sweating ahead of a charity walk with a difference.

The Wallingford pair are taking part in a firewalk, after a September funday.

Professional firewalker Lottie Moore will be overseeing the event at the Kinecroft Park on Saturday, September 14, with the dusk antics fundraising for local charity Nasio Trust.

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From midday onwards, a family friendly fun day ahead of the spectacular fiery event will see a kids show in the 'Greatest Showman Tent'; fun fair rides; a bouncy castle; face painting; hot food and drinks and various other stalls and activities.

The Christian charity, based in Abingdon, supports children in Africa and is hoping to raise £10,000.

Child sponsorship and admin officer Chantelle McDowell explained: "Funds raised will go towards the eradication of jiggers (a flesh-eating flea that burrows into feet, causing incredible discomfort).

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"The simple solution is shoes. (But) rather than donating shoes, which can be costly to export, we aim to set up a shoe making workshop, which will simultaneously provide much-needed employment. What better way to raise money for shoes than embarking upon a barefoot challenge?"

Both events are free, but entry for each walker is £25 and they are asked for a fundraising commitment of at least £100.

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