AN OPTICAL assistant from Musselburgh made the bold choice to have her head shaved to help motor neurone disease (MND) sufferers.

Sandra Foy, 38, who works at the local branch of Specsavers, decided to raise cash for MND Scotland to raise awareness of the “incredible work” the charity does for people living with the condition, which affects the brain and nerves.

Sandra, who is originally from Kirkcaldy but now lives in Musselburgh, also has personal experience of MND as her grandmother was diagnosed with the condition two years ago and has now lost her speech.

Specsavers supported her fundraising feat by collecting donations in-store.

Sandra faced the clippers at Jill Smillie Hairdressing in Musselburgh, getting more than 11 inches chopped off her crowning glory.

She said: “I initially started out with a fundraising target of £250 for half a head of hair, £500 for the full head shaved and I am over the moon to say I’ve received more than £600 in sponsorship so far.

“Thank you to everyone for their support and generosity.”

Diana Kelly, store director at Specsavers Musselburgh, added: “MND Scotland is a cause close to the hearts of many of us in Musselburgh so we were delighted to support Sandra and her brave choice of fundraising.

“Well done for being such a great sport and thank you to everyone who contributed to our latest fundraising efforts.”

Donations are still being collected and to support Sandra visit go