A WOMAN walked across a blazing path to raise money for charity.

Maxine Togneri, who owns The Lavender Room in Troon, raised £600 for Motor Neuron Disease Scotland after taking part in the seventh annual Firewalk, where she walked along 20ft of searing hot embers barefooted, that reach 1036 degrees on Friday, October 13 at Hampden Park.

She said: “I do palliative care for the charity, so this is the second time that I have done the Firewalk. It was absolutely amazing, and it is such a great cause to do it for. I did it with one of my friends who I managed to persuade to do it with me.

“It wasn’t sore on my feet – it felt like warm fluffy clouds – everyone thinks I’m mad because I asked MND Scotland to do the glass walk.

“It was out of choice to do the palliative care at the charity – one day they contacted me saying that they were looking for volunteers and I do it because for me, it’s about giving back.

“I go and visit and do around 20 treatments for the clients and their carers if they would like something done while I’m there.”

Maxine was also asked by MND Scotland to attend an event in Glasgow Chambers of Commerce where she was privileged to meet the Princess Royal.

Iain McWhirter, MND Scotland’s head of fundraising, added: “77 fearless supporters conquered our Firewalk at Hampden Park and raised an incredible £30,000. 

“I’d like to say a huge congratulations and thank you to Maxine for braving the flames and helping raise such a fantastic amount. 

“These funds will go towards providing vital support for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease across Scotland and help take us a step closer to a cure.”