Macmillan Cancer Support


Macmillan Steps Up The Heat

Local cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support challenges you to step out and take part in a Halloween Firewalk to raise funds to help people affected by cancer.

The first ever Firewalk is taking place at the Watermill Hotel in Paisley on the eve of Halloween, October 30. The ultimate adrenaline rush of walking across burning hot coals, with a core temperature of 1,235 degrees Fahrenheit, will leave you with the most unbelievable feeling of personal satisfaction and achievement!

Local Macmillan volunteer Lynne Ogilvie, says “we are really excited about this event we hope to raise over £15,000 to help local people living with cancer. It’s a life changing challenge, so please take that step and call us today to register.”

“One in three people in Scotland are at risk from getting cancer at some point in their lifetime, the need for Macmillan’s services is vital and we can all help” Susan Selkirk, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan said.

“The donations raised from this event will be ploughed into local services. The firewalk event is proving popular with dare devils already registering.  Places are limited so please get in touch with Macmillan as soon possible.”

All participants are asked to raise £150 minimum sponsorship  “£150 will pay for one of our local Macmillan Benefits advisers for one day, providing patients and family members with vital financial information and advice on the benefits and grants which are available to them,” says Susan.

The walk itself will be approximately 5 meters long and 1 meter wide, so will easily be crossed in 6 comfortable strides. All walkers will participate in a training seminar to master their physiology and psychology – it’s simply mind over matter. The company running the event has a 100% documented injury free event history and hot footing it across the glowing embers is handled by a professional company. Macmillan has a history of hosting many successful Firewalks throughout Scotland and has already riased money to fund Macmillan local services.

Macmillan is hosting a Halloween fancy dress party at the Watermill Hotel after the event to toast all walkers in their success.

To do somtheing “hot” call Susan on 0808 100 6000 for a fundraising pack, to register and for Halloween party tickets or email

Susan Selkirk

Fundraising Manager – Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire

Macmillan Cancer Support

1st Floor, Erskine House, North Avenue, Clydebank Business Park, Clydebank, G81 2DR.

Tel – 0141 952 0085 Mobile –  07801 307 026

Feel Good!

You can still be part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning! Donate £3 – or the cost of your coffee – to Macmillan Cancer Support  – Text “beans” to 70123 visit to find out more.