No longer ‘tied down’ after raffle!

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AFTER 44 years in the profession, Malcom Mitchell is retiring from teaching - and to mark it, he has come up with an innovative way to get rid of his work gear!

Malcolm, a supply teacher with Fife Council, who has worked in a number of Fife high schools throughout his career, planned to raffle his ties off to pupils at Buckhaven High School, where he has most recently been working.

Malcolm said: “I have been working for the last 44 years and have now decided to throw away my three alarm clocks!

“I am also getting rid of the vast majority of my ties and am raffling them to the pupils at Buckhaven High.

“Every £1 ticket gets a tie and that will raise a three-figure sum for the charity of my choice.”

Malcolm has chosen to donate the money raised through the raffle to The Haven Dog Rescue Centre.

He explained: “Several months ago, my wife Frances and I were looking to give a dog a good home and we visited a number of Dog Rescue Centres.

“One of them really impressed us - The Haven Dog Rescue Centre, based at Union Farm Boarding Kennels, between Leven and Craigrothie.

“A registered charity, I would urge anyone looking for a dog to contact it.

“We now have a wonderful six-year-old Standard Poodle called Molly and she will keep me fit going out on walks in my retirement!”

If you would like more information on The Haven Dog Rescue Centre, call on 01334-828342 or visit the website at