Things are heating up for a charity firewalk in Arbroath tonight (Friday), but the organisers are managing to stay cool!
The unusual fundraising event will be held at Lochlands, Arbroath Cricket Club’s ground, and it is hoped that with 40 brave fire-walkers the event should contribute greatly to Keith Swankie’s campaign to raise awareness of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
Keith was diagnosed last year with the terminally degenerative disease and ever since has been campaigning tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association.
In addition to the main event there will be a raffle and an auction to which local businesses and individuals have generously contributed.
Christine Esslemont, one of the organisers, said: “It’s just come together great, the reaction has just been amazing. I’ve not really been stressed out at all! We are hoping for a good turnout and children and spectators are more than welcome.”
The doors at Lochlands open at 7 p.m., entry is free and there will be stalls for the public to browse.
At 8.20 p.m. the Zuglu Drummers are scheduled to play and at 8.30 p.m. the firelane will be lit, signalling the countdown to the main event.
The firewalkers will be undergoing a two-hour motivational seminar from 7 p.m. in time for the projected 9 p.m. start.
There will be bucket collections and it is also possible to sponsor the firewalkers online at www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ArbroathFirewalk2014, all funds will be donated to the PSPA.