A DRUMCHAPEL man is calling on neighbours to hot foot it to a charity challenge in aid of the local foodbank.

Jamie Mckenzie did a firewalk in aid of Drumchapel Foodbank two years ago and raised £3,000 for the charity.

Now he works for the firm Firewalk Scotland and has set up a December walk over hot coals to help out the foodbank yet again.

Last month, the Post reported the charity was again faced with empty shelves as 45 families, including 37 children, needed support.

Now Jamie hopes residents in the area will put on the brave faces – and feet – to ensure there are no empty shelves ahead of Christmas.

He told the Post: “Can you imagine just how special sitting down to your Christmas dinner this year might feel, knowing that another family is sitting down to their Christmas dinner because of your willingness to take the challenge?

“The team at Firewalk Scotland will not only show you how to face your fear and take those first scary steps over fire but how to take those steps in all aspects of your life.

“These moments are where lives change. Yours can be one of them.”

The firewalk takes place on December 3 at Partick Cricket Club and there are 60 spaces for participants.

Meanwhile, the foodbank thanked the public for again stepping up to help them keep going.

After a recent appeal in the Post, a number of donations were made, including an elderly gentleman who brought in £200 in cash to help out. Churches have also helped with their harvest donations.

Manager Liz Atkinson said: “We have had a great response. I’m so touched by the elderly gentleman who come up just to hand in £200.”

She added that they always need more tinned meals and hoped residents would take part in the firewalk fundraising.

Go to eventbrite.co.uk/e/walk-of-champions-firewalk-drumchapel-food-bank-2017-tickets-39081859895 to get involved.