A DRUMCHAPEL man is encouraging people to walk on fire and raise money for the local foodbank.

Jamie Mckenzie, a fire-walk instructor and martial arts and mind coach, has organised a “Firewalk of Champions” in a bid to support Drumchapel Foodbank over Christmas.

He hopes everyone willing to take on the challenge will raise as much money as possible for the charity at “this critical time of year.”

Last year, more than £3,000 was raised and helped put Christmas dinners on more than 50 families’ tables.

Jamie said: “Liz and the team at Drumchapel Foodbank provide so much more than just food and they need your help.

“Imagine just how much better your Christmas dinner will taste knowing someone else is eating their Christmas dinner because of your willingness to stand up and step forward confidently over fire and into the hearts of the community?”

The event will take place at the West of Scotland Cricket Club, Peel Street, Partick, on Sunday, December 2, at 6pm.

Brave fundraisers will walk 14 feet over hot coals reaching temperatures of 800C. Ryan McGeady, volunteer co-ordinator at Drumchapel Foodbank, told the Post: “These sorts of events are a great help and without them we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

“The number of people using the foodbank have risen quite significantly in the last month. At Christmas time our numbers double and this year we are expecting them to triple.”

For more information or to get involved search “Firewalk Of Champions – Christmas FoodBank Fundraiser” on Eventbrite or get in touch with FireWalk Scotland on Facebook.