AN East Renfrewshire religious leader is to complete a firewalk for charity and others are being invited to take on the challenge too.

Rabbi Rubin of Giffnock Synagogue will be braving the embers for Jewish Care Scotland (JCS), an organisation which provides a helping hand in the community to promote independence, keep people connected and support those in crisis.

The event on Sunday, January 23 will take place at the Walton Community Care Centre in Giffnock, the charity’s headquarters, with participants taking part in a short training session before the walk.

Rabbi Rubin, who has taken part in a similar event in the past, said he is looking forward to getting involved, describing it as “lots of fun and laughter”.

Robyn Friel, head of Fundraising at JCS, added: “We are delighted to have the support of Rabbi Rubin for our first fundraising event of 2022.

“After such a difficult time we can’t wait to get back to face to face fundraising events.

“Our Firewalk coincides with Burns Night, and we hope that friends and families of those taking part will come along, cheer them on and enjoy some Burns themed festivities too.”

The charity are looking for participants to sign up and get involved for a £20 registration fee and asking that they raise a minimum of £130 sponsorship for the worthy cause.
Participants must be aged 16 or over to take part.

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