A ROSYTH family have been blown away by housebuilder Barratt Homes, who donated £1,000 to charity in honour of their son who has been battling cancer.

Work colleagues of Lee Head asked Barratt if they would donate cash to the Teenage Cancer Trust, who have been providing stepson Dean Falconer with treatment and care.

As reported by the Press earlier this year, Dean and his family were devastated by news that he was facing his second fight against acute myeloid leukaemia.

However, doctors managed to trace a donor in Germany and Dean was given a vital stem cell transplant in September.

Lee told the Press: "We were supposed to have a charity football match to raise some more funds but Dean received his operation and we wanted him to be there for it.

"Hopefully, we will still be able to do that next year but it is fantastic that this money has already been donated from Barratt.

"I mentioned to the assistant site manager, Ryan Mitchell, what was going on and he put the Teenage Cancer Trust forward as a charity to support.

"I've really welcomed the support from colleagues, they have been brilliant.

"If it wasn't for all their banter I wouldn't have gotten through this difficult time for the family."

Dean, 25, of Sherbrooke Road, first diagnosed with the condition in March 2018, just 25 days after the birth of his daughter, Maci, before routine tests in April revealed it had returned.

The best chance of beating the leukaemia once and for all involved receiving a stem cell transplant and doctors have been impressed with Dean's speedy recovery.

Mum Lynne Head said: "Just this week, the doctor said Dean's bloods are where they should be, they couldn't have been any better, so he was chuffed.

"He was only in the hospital for three weeks after the op which is incredible as it normally takes at least five to eight weeks.

"I said this can't be right?! But the staff said that Dean's recovery was amazing.

"He seems to be a right fighter, and I think his daughter has kept him going.

"They say it takes 100 days for the cells to properly take over his body and that falls on December 22 so it would be just the best Christmas present ever to get that news!

"And this all because of the life-saving donor, we're hoping to contact, we don't know where we would be without him."

Speaking about the charity donation, Lynne added: "We have spent a lot of time at the Teenage Cancer Trust in Edinburgh.

"We couldn't believe that Barratt had chosen to support it and we cannot thank them enough.

"It's good to be able to celebrate because it has been hard for all of the family and everybody, including workmates, have just rallied around."