The event was orchestrated by Alison Davies, of Alcester-based professional conference and events organisers in2ambition, and was held at the award-winning Bluebell pub and restaurant in Henley.

“The South Warwickshire Dyslexia Association is a very well-deserving charity, which doesn’t get a lot of funding, so I’m thrilled to have been able to raise so much,” said Alison.

“It was such an unusual event, all the firewalkers loved it and gained an amazing sense of achievement.

She first got involved with the charity when her son was diagnosed with dyslexia early last year.

“We’re used to holding unusual events but this really was quite a spectacle,” said Leigh Taylor, owner of the Bluebell.

“A lot of our regular customers came out to support the firewalkers, and I think a few of them might be tempted to have a go next time.”