FIRE and glass were the motives that geared a Troon businesswoman into taking a step out of her comfort zone to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Maxine Togneri, of the Lavender Room, took on the challenge involving walking over 20ft of fiery embers, hot enough to melt aluminium, and 20ft of broken glass, from over 1,000 wine bottles.

The event took place pitch-side at Hampden Park stadium where plenty of supporters gathered in suppor t of raising awareness for MND.

Prior to the event Maxine, of Saltcoats, said: “How do I feel? I’m cr***ing myself!

How could I have ever thought it would be a good idea walking over broken wine bottles - I’m usually drinking them.”

Raising over £900 between herself and friend Fiona McCall, Maxine explained the work she partakes in with the charity.

She said: “I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and treating some amazing people andmeeting their devoted families. Since I started working with MND Scotland, the charity has grown in size and scope.

“Now I fundraise for the charity too, as I feel it is a most deserving cause and I have witnessed first-hand the care and help the sufferers receive from the charity.”

MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.

There is currently no cure or effective treatment for MND and the average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 20 months.

Iain McWhirter, MND Scotland’s Head of Fundraising, said: “I’d like to thank Maxine for all the fantastic work she does to support people affected by MND in Scotland and for signing up to take on the Firewalk and Glasswalk.”