Greg’s year long highland fling with kilt

Greg Draven is wearing a kilt for a year. November 20th 2013 E47074P

Greg Draven is wearing a kilt for a year. November 20th 2013 E47074P

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Pentacle drummer Greg Draven is almost half way through a challenge to wear a kilt every day.

The 37-year-old father of three, a prominent figure in the Pentacle Drummers, began his love affair with the kilt on the summer solstice in June in a bid to promote kilt wearing and raise cash for the Children with Cancer Fund at Polegate.

Greg, who works for East Sussex County Council in the ICT department, has worn a kilt every day since June 21 and plans to continue even though the weather is getting colder.

His wife brought him one for Christmas and when kilt manufacturers Macgregor & Macduff heard about his challenge, they donated one.

“Kilts are so comfortable and especially if you’re a man of a portly stature,” said Greg, who has his own Facebook page and also records a daily video blog called Kilty Pleasures.

“I am hoping people will see that I am wearing the kilt every day, especially as it’s getting colder and donate a couple of quid.

“The whole aim is to have a laugh, promote kilt wearing and raise money for charity.”

And as for revealing what he wears underneath, Greg said, “A true kilt wearer never tells.”

Greg is no stranger to being in the limelight. He leads the Pentacle Drummers at performances and has also recently starred in the Marq English film, Ravenswood, a rural comedy. For a video interview with Greg visit www.eastbourneherald.co.uk and for details of Kilty Pleasures follow @yearinakilt or www.facebook.com/YearInAKiltUk