STAFF at M&S Dunfermline have “braved the shave” to help their cancer-struck colleague who will get married today (Thursday). 

Sean Elliot, 24, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in May ahead of his big day with wife-to-be Amy, also 24, had to cancel their dream New York honeymoon due to the high cost of travel insurance. 

He was then hit with the news in September that the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes and he would have to undergo chemotherapy – meaning he would lose his hair in the lead-up to the wedding. 

Sean, who was due to undergo his last chemotherapy session yesterday (Wednesday) and Amy, who are both from Dunfermline, are set to get married today at the Vu in Bathgate.

Caring M&S Dunfermline workers raised £2,400 to make their honeymoon dreams come true, while 10 colleagues also shaved off their hair to top up the fund. The cash will help cover the cost of travel insurance when Sean gets the all-clear to travel. 

Sean said: “My diagnosis was a complete shock but the kindness and outstanding actions of my colleagues have been amazing. 

“They’ve gone above and beyond to help us out and show their support and solidarity.

“Testicular cancer isn’t discussed enough, especially in younger men. I want to raise more awareness about it. The guys here at M&S are doing a great job of this by ‘Braving the Shave’.”

When Sean found out in May that he had testicular cancer, he originally thought that he just had a strain from playing football. 

Then, in September a routine scan showed the disease had spread and that he would need to start chemotherapy.

Kind-hearted staff at M&S had already raised more than £1,500 through a Just Giving page as well as through an in-store raffle. The fund was topped up to £2,400 thanks to the ‘Brave the Shave’ event. 

Joyce Kirk, store manager at M&S Dunfermline, said: “No-one deserves to go off on their dream honeymoon more than Sean and Amy, so we wanted to help in any way we could.

“I’m so proud of the team for coming together and taking on this challenge while also helping to raise awareness of testicular cancer.”

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