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Chest wax helps raise charity funds

Fundraising chest wax held at The British Heart Foundation charity shop in Lumley Road, Skegness.

Fundraising chest wax held at The British Heart Foundation charity shop in Lumley Road, Skegness.

Two brave men decided to muster up the courage to have their chests waxed to raise funds for charity.

Van driver Steve Beach agreed to do it, as did fellow volunteer Kasey Blackwell, and both stripped off when it took place in the window at The British Heart Foundation charity shop in Lumley Road on Friday, December 6.

Anita Twigg-Smith from Old Leake, Boston, kindly donated her waxing services on the day with Steve having all his chest plucked, but Kasey, who had removed some of his hair prior, was forced to have the rest of his chest done and one of his legs waxed as punishment for trying to get around the pain of it all.

The pair managed to raise around £175 for the shop through sponsorship forms, which manager Val Taylor is thrilled about.

“It was hilarious on the day. The guys did really well and it’s a different way of raising funds,” she said.

“I think people get bored of a bucket being put in front of them, so every other year about this time we decide to do something to raise funds for the shop,” she added.

The BHF shop is in urgent need of donations of quality clothing but also rags and saleable bric-a-brac. No video cassettes are accepted.

Val is also looking for additional fundraising ideas. Call 01754 610175.

 

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