Saints are backing Breast Cancer Now’s efforts to help raise awareness of the disease and generate vital funds for life-saving research.

Saints players have joined forces with Lawrence Cowan, Breast Cancer Now’s Policy and Campaigns Manager, to urge local football fans to get behind the charity’s pink kilt challenge.

Lawrence wore a specially created pink kilt every day, throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Saints fans can follow the project through on social media using #pinkkilt and donate to Breast Cancer Now.

Kiltmaker to the stars, Howie Nicholsby of 21st Century Kilts, generously designed and donated the pink kilt for Breast Cancer Now.

All of the money generated by the pink kilt challenge will be invested in world-class research to prevent, treat and ultimately stop breast cancer. Breast Cancer Now aims to stop women dying of breast cancer by 2050 and currently invests £1.6 million in research, funding nine research projects across Scotland.

Manager Tommy Wright said, “It was a great bit of fun for a serious cause.

“Everyone knows someone affected by breast cancer so it’s crucial that we get behind Breast Cancer Now’s vital research and help save lives.

“We put Lawrence through his paces. I don’t’ think he’s got a future in football, but what the charity is doing to improve the future of people with breast cancer needs everyone’s support.”

Lawrence said: “To have St Johnstone get behind the pink kilt challenge is fantastic.

“Everyone has been so incredibly generous. I’ve already met my fundraising target of £1,000 but with the help of Saints supporters and people across Scotland we can raise even more money to help fund vital breast cancer research.

“The pink kilt is a bit of fun and it has definitely attracted attention so far; but ultimately this is about raising awareness and funds for science that could one day save lives.

“Every photo and donation counts. So if you spot me then please do lend your support by taking a picture, sharing it on social media and making a donation.”