FOOTBALLERS at Musselburgh Grammar School have raised more than £800 for Movember – a leading charity changing the face of men’s health.

During November, they organised a ‘pay and play’ event at which each player dressed up in the “ugliest” kit they could find and donated £1 to the cause.

Ramsay Stott, depute senior leader at the school, said: “The sixth-year boys’ core PE class decided to raise funds for Movember, a charity which is committed to reducing premature deaths amongst men, often caused by mental health problems, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

“Initially, a few of us had decided to wear the ugliest kit we could, just as a joke amongst friends.

“However, after seeing near enough the whole class take part, we realised we could use this as an opportunity to raise funds for this great cause.

“For the rest of November, each Wednesday, we operated a ‘pay to play’ fundraiser in which each pupil dressed oddly and donated at least £1 to the cause. Our hope was that an hour of daftly dressed football could help alleviate the pressures of being a young man at this time.”