Media Release: Pants, zips and rugby players

TEAM members from the Glasgow Warriors rugby club are getting ready for the competition of their lives as they judge 45 scantily-clad volunteers zipping 1,000 feet across the river Clyde on Sunday 12 September to help Epilepsy Scotland.

Peter Murchie and Dave McCall from Glasgow’s rugby team have the difficult task of judging the most creative pants worn by zip sliders (over their trousers!) to support Epilepsy Scotland’s new ‘Pants to stigma’ awareness raising campaign.

These Glasgow Warrior representatives will present the proud winner with the prize, kindly provided by Boudoir of Merkland Street, Glasgow and Tony Macaroni restaurant on Byres Road.

With such great supporters it’s sure to be a pant-tastic event!


Notes to Editor 

1.      Photo opportunity: Peter Murchie and Dave McCall will be available from 2-4pm to have their photos taken with the zip slide participants.

2.      Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard. We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 130 people. We represent the 40,000 Scots with epilepsy, their families and carers.

3.      Our freephone helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information. People can email (, text (07786 209501), or download information from our website:

4.      The Glasgow Warriors have previously supported Epilepsy Scotland’s 2009 Ladies Lunch and may assist this year’s Ladies Lunch on 7 November at their own grounds at Firhill Stadium.

5.   For details of the zip slide event or for information on fundraising for Epilepsy Scotland please contact Ellenor Ferguson, head of Fundraising on 0141 427 4911 or Allana Parker, communications manager on 0141 419 1701.

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