Saracens firewalk to repay hospice that cared for mum

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THE Saracens will walk across fire to fundraise for the hospice that helped a player’s dying mother.

Fullback Chris Wyles’ mother Jessica was cared for by The Hospice of St Francis, Northchurch, before she died from pancreatic cancer in March. aged 61.

Chris will join more than 100 Saracens players and staff next Tuesday for a 20ft barefoot walk across a bed of 1,200oF wood embers to help the good cause.

The group will be trained to stop their minds from feeling the pain during the challenge at the Old Albanians Rugby Club in St Albans.

Chris said: “We aim to raise money for the hospice following the fantastic care it gave my mother.

“As a squad, we want to give something back to the hospice.”

The Saracens have pledged to raise £100,000 for the hospice this season – enough for it to employ three full-time specialist nurses.

Donate to the Saracens at www.justgiving.com/Chris-Wyles.