Friday March 22nd, at the Village Inn, set in the Cambridgeshire village of Witchford, 15 very brave men, and 3 arguably much braver beauty therapists, engaged in a gruelling evening of male waxing.
The gentlemen, Roger Broker, Stephen Broker, Jimmy Carter, Charlie Coupland, Rob Finch, Keith Gallois, Nick Holdsworth, Mathew McClagish,Ed Richardson, Martin Skilbeck, Tim Titmarsh, Mike Vincent, Andy Watkins, Craig West, James Williamson in batches of three at a time, took to the waxing couch and endured, yes that is the word, endured the type of terror that apparently many ladies actually pay for every few weeks.
In a sea of hair and fluff, beauty therapists Kate Lacey, Briony Pilling and Natalie Rayner slowly, surely and painfully (actually it did’t hurt – honest) made each of the guys as smooth a babies bottom.
Egged on by compere Ray Haddow, a packed pub roarer their approval at each ouch and every scream. It was a fantastic evening, raising money for a very great cause.
Which brings us on to the most important bit. The supporters of these ladies and gentlemen very very kindly put their hands in their pockets and sponsored the event to a massive total of £3612 . All of this money will be used by the Arthur Rank charity to continue to do excellent work at their wonderful Cambridge based hospice.