Braving the elements – all in the name of charity


Mactaggart & Mickel Group employees have raised over £1,000 for Cancer Research UK after walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers.

Braving the heat, Marion Vasquez, Lindsay McColl, Laura MacKenzie, Anne Neil, Karen Bradley, Jamie McLean, Nicky Hill, Ian McDonald and Allan Gray, put their feet to the test as they took part in the firewalk at Strathaven last month.

Reflecting on the experience, Marion said: “We were all very apprehensive about this challenge – it’s so different and a little scary – but we were fully prepared after taking part in a workshop with a coach.

“The night was a massive success with the majority of us even managing to do three runs over the coals!”

Ed Monaghan, chief executive of Mactaggart & Mickel Group, said: “To take part in such a physically and mentally gruelling challenge in the name of charity is truly admirable.

“It’s yet another example of how dedicated our team is to supporting our charity partner, Cancer Research UK – a charity which has support many of our employees and their families.”

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