A ROSYTH Sainsbury's worker has shaved her hair in solidarity with wee Michael Gartshore.

Nina Pollock was inspired to brave the shave and raise money for schoolboy Michael, who has been fighting Severe Aplastic Anaemia (SAA).

Nine-year-old King's Road Primary pupil Michael began searching for a donor for a stem cell transplant last April with the help of DKMS Blood Cancer Charity.

Fortunately, his little sister proved to be an exact match, but his family have continued in their efforts to support DKMS in a bid to help others in the same situation.

Sainsbury's in Rosyth has also been supporting the charity this past year ending in the ultimate fundraising weekend.

Nina, 46, said: "It was incredible! We weren't worried about the money raised, it was more to see if people would sign up as donors.

"Thirteen people registered so we were over the moon.

"My colleague, Theresa Roberts, was also wrapped up in a delivery trolley and people paid to get her out – she was stuck in there for three hours!"

Sainsbury's Rosyth chose to support DKMS after a public vote. They've organised other events throughout the year and have raised more than £2,000.

They hope their efforts will help find a stem cell donor for young Rosyth dad Dean Falconer, who is currently battling cancer for the second time and was featured on the front page of the Press last month.

Nina added: "I came up with the idea of a headshave because I was looking at how we could go out with a bang!

"I saw in a picture that Michael had lost his hair and I just wanted to take away the stigma.

"People look at me and think I'm ill and I have to explain but all that matters is that we did something wonderful and got 13 donors.

"Our store manager, Phil White, thinks it's the biggest charity weekend we've ever had. It was just mobbed by everyone supporting us.

"Last year, I did a marathon and the year before a walking challenge, so who knows what wacky idea I have in the pipeline!"

There is more information at dkms.org.uk/en