Mother and son brave hot coals for Rainbows

A mother is braving hot coals to raise money for Rainbows in memory of her nephew.

Jas Solanki will walk 15 feet barefoot over coals, which are 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, at our Loughborough Firewalk on Friday 23 June.

She will be joined by her 13-year-old son, Nik. Jas, who runs K ‘n’ K Events, said: “We lost my dear nephew, Krishan Manek, at the age of 21 in 2017. Everything we do to remember him is done through #KINDNE22.

“Although Krishan didn’t use Rainbows, the charity is close to our hearts as we understand the grief these families face. We chose Rainbows because they do so much with those who are at the end of their life, and support families to help them make memories. I’m sure the money we raise will help someone out there who needs it.

“We know how it feels to lose a young family member, it’s devastating so we really hope by taking part in this event, we will help other people.

“Everyone is really proud of Nik for taking part too. I think the nerves might be kicking in a bit but we talk about why we are doing it. It is really important for the younger generation to realise the importance of helping others.”

Nik said: “I am really happy and excited by the thrill of the challenge and I really want to help Rainbows. I think my friends are jealous and they want to help too.”

Our event takes place on Friday 23 June at Emmanuel Church, Forest Road.

Claire Hoggan, Rainbows Events Fundraiser, “We can’t thank Jas and Nik enough for braving the coals and taking part in the Loughborough Firewalk; the support of our fundraisers enables us to provide our services to the families who really need us.

“We still have places left if people would like to join them. It will give you an unbelievable experience, which will get your heart racing and your adrenaline running. Firewalking is the art of walking through burning coals without getting burned, transforming your fear and inspiring you to do things you didn’t think were possible”