Outlander star’s scarf to raise thousands for Scottish cancer charity

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Sam Heughan's scarf is proving the most popular item in Cahonas Scotland's Loosen Up campaign for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

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19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell 0 Comments

A tartan scarf worn by Outlander actor Sam Heughan received a bid of £6,600 minutes after being put up for action by a Scottish cancer charity.

Heughan, who plays Highland warrior Jamie Fraser in the popular drama series, wore the scarf in his role of Grand Marshal at the recent New York Tartan Week Parade.

The scarf is just one of dozens of signed celebrity lots posted for sale on ebay by male cancer awareness charity Cahonas Scotland.

Other lots include wardrobe items signed by Andy Murray, Robert Carlyle, Rod Stewart, One Direction, Ryan Gosling, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Ricky Gervais and many more.

But it is Heughan’s whose is proving most popular with 32 bids made.

On hearing his lot had skyrocketed, he modestly said: "I'm delighted to be joining a big group of generous celebrities by donating my scarf to support Cahonas Scotland and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

"We are not only raising funds but we're also getting men to talk about testicular cancer and be open about it because it certainly is something guys don't really like to address or even think about."

The auctions run until 24 April, to view all the lots and make a bid visit loosenupauction.com.

All funds raised will help Cahonas Scotland to advance education, awareness and early diagnosis of Testicular Cancer.

Ritchie Marshall, Cahonas Scotland founder and chair, added: "We would like to thank the many celebrities who have taken the time to engage with us, learn more about what we do and support Testicular Cancer Awareness Month."