After approval from Jackson Boyd’s Health and Safety representatives, on Friday 13 October 2017 four members of Jackson Boyd will be putting their superstitions aside and walking the Firewalk organised by MND Scotland.
The night will start off with the fire being lit and then the all-important training session, otherwise known as ‘Learn or Burn’ (sounds a bit like any other day at Jackson Boyd!). By the time the training session ends the fire will have burnt down to hot coals, ready for us to walk across. The fire bed itself is 20 feet long by 3 feet wide and will be a mere 1236 degrees Fahrenheit (to put this into perspective aluminium melts at 1100 degrees Fahrenheit) – we have been assured that the company who facilitate the Firewalk have an impeccable safety record. Apparently, some people describe no physical sensation at all whilst others describe it being freezing cold. We’re just hopeful the worst thing we’ll be left with are soot covered feet.
All donations raised by this event will go to MND Scotland, who provide invaluable care and support to people living with MND as well as their families and carers. MND Scotland also fund vital research into finding a cure for MND.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This leads to muscle weakness, stiffness and wastage. MND affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time, with approximately 6 people being diagnosed with MND every day. MND can affect adults of any age.
We would be very grateful for any donations for an extremely worthwhile cause. You can donate on our JustGiving page:
Family and friends are welcome to come along and support on the night. The Firewalk will be at Hampden Park Glasgow.