Media Release: Charity seeks brave ‘soles’

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ARE you daredevil enough to walk 20ft over burning hot coals to raise money for a good cause?

You can do it by taking part in Epilepsy Scotland’s charity Firewalk at Xpm on Sunday 29 September 2013 at its Glasgow office on 48 Govan Road.

Trailblazing volunteers will brave six metres of 1,200°F embers after just two hours of training. Cheered on by family and friends, firewalkers know every step achieves their goal – and funds vital support for the 54,000 children and adults living with epilepsy in Scotland.

Services manager, Debbie MacKinnon, who took part for the first time last year said: “I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it and wanted to do it again!  The atmosphere is energetic and uplifting. It’s such an empowering experience that I’d recommend it to everyone.”

Firewalker registration costs just £20 along with minimum sponsorship of £120. Epilepsy Scotland’s fundraising team can help you reach you reach your target.

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Notes to editor:

1. Photo opportunity

Photo opportunity: Photos can be taken at Epilepsy Scotland, 48 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 1JL from 6pm. For details contact Sarah Nottingham on 0141 427 4911 or email

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 97 people. We represent the estimated 54,000 people with epilepsy, their families and carers. Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information. People can text 07786 209501, email or visit

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Contact: Allana Parker
Phone: 0141 4274911