One woman's decision to shave her head inspired her supermarket colleagues to join in.

Sharon Lever was going to get a short haircut due to a medical condition, but when a manager at Asda Dumbarton quipped that she might as well shave it all off, she bit the bullet - for charity.

She told the Reporter: "It was going to be me myself, but before I knew it two boys in store said they’ll do it too.

"Then I coerced another few colleagues to join in.

"So we ended up with seven altogether."

The Brave the Shave event took place live in-store on Saturday, October 26.

Joining Sharon were three men - two who gave up their bushy beards, and Scott who braved a back wax.

She said: "It was a really good bonding experience, the store was buzzing that date.

"Because it was done live in store, lots of customers got involved.

"A lady came up and gave me a cuddle. She said it meant a lot to her. That’s when I started crying."

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Christine McFie, community champion at Asda Dumbarton, and one of the store's section leaders came up with the idea to do a fundraiser to raise money and awareness for three charities which have supported colleagues from the store both past and present.

Dumbarton and District Women's Aid, Tickled Pink and the Beatson Cancer Charity are set to benefit from the Brave the Shave event.

Christine said: "This is something of great importance to many of our colleagues in store. Three of our colleagues have been diagnosed and undergone treatment for breast cancer in the past, with a further eight of our colleagues being diagnosed with other forms of the disease.

"This would not have been possible without local beautician Amanda from La Belle Amour, and two barbers Graeme and Paul from Tip Top Barbershop who voluntarily partnered with us for the event - for which we are extremely grateful.

"The event was a huge success and so far we have managed to raise a fantastic £2700 with more sponsorships still to be collected. The final total will be split evenly between the three charities."

Sharon added: "I’d like to thank Christine McFie, for putting everything together, Tip Top Barbershop and Amanda for their services, and everyone who donated."