Firewalkers show burning ambition

Best foot forward for the Stranraer fire walkers. GG 2510065 12
Best foot forward for the Stranraer fire walkers. GG 2510065 12

AROUND 20 brave Gallovidians will bare their “soles” on November 5 when undertaking a firewalk to raise money for a cot death charity.

A firewalk involves walking across a bed of hot coals enduring temperatures of up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit (426 degrees Celsius).

The idea was the brainchild of Cat Adams from Clugston Farm near Kirkcowan. Her family – husband Graham, and children Libby, Callum and Duncan – were devastated last year when baby Drew died aged seven weeks. Since then the family have tirelessly raised money for the Scottish Cot Death Trust.

Cat said: “Most of the people doing the firewalk are from Kirkcowan and Stranraer and we will have nothing to prepare us bar a workshop beforehand.

“Actually, I am looking for­ward to it but I am also quite emotional about how many people are doing the firewalk. I had hoped to raise about £600 but I am well past that already. Hopefully, we are looking a raising thousands.”

The firewalk will take place at 7pm on November 5 in Agnew Park, Stranraer.