Leeds Rhinos mascot Ronnie the Rhino will be walking across 1236 degree fahrenheit of burning coals this Christmas and all in the name of 2 fantastic causes.
Ronnie will be taking on the challenge along with other budding firewalkers on Monday 19th December at Headingley Carnegie Stadium to raise funds for the Leeds Rugby Foundation and Leeds Mencap.
Ronnie's Christmas Firewalk will take place at 8pm with festive entertainment for children and adults starting at 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend to help show support for the brave firewalkers. Entertainment will include carol singers, a face painter and rides and games for children. Christmas themed food will be on offer including mulled wine and roasted chestnuts and we'll be joined by members of the Rhinos first team squad.
You can get involved in two ways! Firstly Ronnie is calling on fans to sponsor him and is aiming to raise £1000, to sponsor Ronnie go to www.justgiving.com/oneronnierhino. Secondly come along on the night support the firewalkers, enjoy the entertainment and meet Rhinos players Rob Burrow (who will also be doing the Firewalk in aid of his testimonial fund – sponsor him at www.justgiving.com/rob-burrow0 and Paul McShane!
All funds raised will go to support the great initiatives provided by Leeds Rugby Foundation and Leeds Mencap.
Leeds Mencap (Charity Reg Number 1091809) runs a range of services working with over 250 families every week including the Hawthorn Family Support Centre, The Rookery, Youth Clubs, Summer Play Schemes, an 18-30's social group, a Gateway Group and Parent Support Project .
Through the power of sport the Leeds Rugby Foundation (Charity Reg Number 1112580) provides practical and educational opportunities that aim to motivate and inspire individuals.