A Dorchester man recently braved the shave in memory of his brother.

Kelvin Shaw, 60, had his head shaved in the middle of the bustling Wednesday market in Dorchester's Fairfield car park.

Mr Shaw, who works at a burger van at the market, was taking the bold move to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

He very recently lost his brother Gerald to a very aggressive form of cancer and felt he wanted to do something in his memory, whilst raising as much money as possible.

Mr Shaw set an original target of £250 but said that within a few hours at the market he had already raised more than £300.

Speaking just after the shave, he said: "I know first hand the work that Macmillan Cancer Support do for sufferers and their families. I have experienced their help over the past 11 years, most recently with my brother. He had a very aggressive form of cancer and didn't get much warning.

"I've always done what I can for charity and I saw the 'I'm braving the shave' for Macmillan I thought why not?

"I've had so much support from all of my friends and family, and from the whole community. Everyone at the market has been over to donate and I've had a fantastic response. I can't believe people's generosity.

"Macmillan relies on donations and fundraising so I wanted to do my bit. They have been so good to me and this was how I could show my appreciation."

He added: "I was born with a mop of hair so this is the first time in my life I've had none - it feels so weird, but it was totally worth it."

To support Mr Shaw text SHAVE 14508 to 70550 to donate £5 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Kelvin will also be continuing to collect donations at the Dorchester Market.

For more information about Macmillan, visit macmillan.org.uk