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Total hotting up for firewalkers

Our picture shows the brave firewalkers who have been raising money and awareness for Keith Swankie and the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association.

Our picture shows the brave firewalkers who have been raising money and awareness for Keith Swankie and the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association.

The early indications look promising for the final total of the firewalk held last month to support the campaign of Arbroath man Keith Swankie.

On Friday, April 26, 40 brave volunteers took part in a sponsored firewalk at Arbroath Cricket Club to raise money and awareness of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Mr Swankie was diagnosed with the degenerative disease two years ago and has campaigned tirelessly ever since for the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (PSPA).

The firewalk was the latest event organised by Arbroath folk touched by his cause and was quite an affair with live music from the Zuglu Drummers, craft stalls, raffle and an auction.

The highlight of the evening was the walk across 20 foot of glowing coals in the firepit and the volunteers were loudly cheered on by the many supporters.

Christine Esslemont, one of the organisers of the sponsored firewalk said: “I’ve still got about 12 people to collect from but I’m hopeful as there are still donations coming in every day.

“At the moment I’m sitting at £6,099 which is fantastic.”

This total includes the funds raised at a recent car boot sale as well as the raffle and auction which was held after the firewalk at the cricket club.

It is hoped that a presentation of the full amount can be made soon to Mr Swankie and the PSPA.

 

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