The group, all of whom had pledged to walk 2 metres over embers burning at approximately 800 degrees, have handed over in excess of £7,000 to local charity Inspire.
The event took place at Queens Links immediately before Aberdeen City Council’s annual fireworks display. It is run by Inspire, which provides a range of support services to hundreds of individuals with learning disabilities and additional support needs throughout Aberdeen city, shire and Moray.
“We’re absolutely bowled over the success of this event so far” said Fiona Poustie, Head of Business Development & Fundraising at Inspire, “There is still money coming in and we hope the total will reach £10,000.
We’d also like to acknowledge all the generous individuals who dug deep on the night and helped to fill our collection buckets with almost £400. It’s heart-warming to know that despite the financial struggles that many are experiencing, the people of Aberdeen still support local charities”.
The firewalk saw 55 brave people register for the event and 22 volunteers helping out on the night, including 9 who are on an exchange trip from Tanzania. Inspire would like to extend thanks to all those who got involved.
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Inspire is a leading Scottish charity offering a range of support services to individuals with learning disabilities and additional support needs