Hair-raising challenge for Fairies

Paul Young, left, and Grant Gass are two of the Gala Fairydean players raising money for charity by growing moustaches in November.
Paul Young, left, and Grant Gass are two of the Gala Fairydean players raising money for charity by growing moustaches in November.

GALA Fairydean are going mental for moustaches this month, writes Kenny Paterson.

Seven members of the East of Scotland First Division squad, as well as manager Garry Fraser and chairman Jos Ritchie, have began growing taches for charity which they promise will remain uncut throughout November.

The money raised will go towards Action for Children, which helps vulnerable, disadvantaged and neglected kids in the UK.

Midfielder Paul Young said: “We are hoping people get behind us so we can collect a lot of cash for a worthy cause.

“It should be a good laugh but I am sure by the end of the month we will all be glad to reach for our razors and ditch the facial hair.

“However, if our good run of league form continues through November, the moustaches might stay.”

Among those taking part in the hair-raising challenge include goalkeeper Elliot Turnbull, defender Dean Boyne, midfielders Grant Gass, Geri Rossi and Jay Wilson and striker Rob Hewitson.

Young is also hoping to organise a fundraising dinner involving football clubs in Galashiels in 2013.

Anyone wishing to pledge money to Gala Fairydean’s moustache challenge, can do so on sponsorship forms in the clubrooms or by contacting one of the players.