A man who wore a striking pink kilt for 31 days straight has raised £1,865 for ground-breaking cancer research.
Lawrence Cowan, policy and campaigns manager at Breast Cancer Now, wore the specially designed pink kilt every day throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the hope of increasing awareness and funds for the charity’s research into ending the disease.
Lawrence said: “Wearing the pink kilt was great fun, but more importantly it raised money for a great cause. I had no idea it would raise so much. Everyone’s generosity and support has been incredible.
The eye-catching kilt was generously donated by the owner of 21st Century Kilts, Howie Nicholsby. Howie is a kiltmaker to the stars and has famously kitted out many celebrities including Vin Diesel, Lenny Kravitz, Alan Cumming and Sir Richard Branson.
Tweets from Lawrence during his campaign were seen 64,300 times and his Just Giving site recieved more than 100 donations.
As well as members of the public showing their support, a host of well-known faces have been snapped with the specially made outfit, including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, TV chef Tom Kitchin and players from St Johnstone Football Club.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown also voiced his support for the fundraising campaign and the pink kilt has even been spotted on the steps of Number 10 Downing Street and at the Houses of Parliament.
“Howie and the team at 21st century kilts have also been brilliant and I want to thank them for making the pink kilt happen”, Laurence added.
“The most memorable moments for me were when people stopped me in the street to say that they, or someone they know, had been through breast cancer. Their encouragement really hammered home the importance of funding research into this terrible disease.
“Around 1,000 women die from breast cancer each year in Scotland. Every pound raised for research is progress towards stopping women dying from this disease.” You can donate to Lawrence’s campaign here: www.justgiving.com/pinkkilt.