November 19, 2010 3.29 pm This story is over 159 months old

Workers wax-off for Pudsey

Wax-on: Workers at a student accommodation service had parts of their body waxed for Children In Need.

Fundraising for Children In Need began last night in Lincoln, with workers from student accommodation Pavilions holding a charity wax-off.

Resident Support Volunteers Jamie Bates and Ben Tarrant organised a Hawaiian party night at The Pav Lounge on Ruston Way.

The pair allowed various parts of their body to be stripped, such as their legs, backs and stomachs.

Anyone could take part in the wax-off by donating money for a wax strip.

Bates said it may seem a strange time of year for a Hawaiian themed event, but it would attract people as they try and forget the cold weather.

“We thought that the idea of waxing members of staff would entice people to attend the event, and the Hawaiian theme would make it more fun for the participants.”

According to Bates, it was other members of staff who were apparently most vicious with their wax strips.

Colleague Katrina Thompson spent more than her fair share on the wax strips, finding the ordeal very amusing, despite being impressed with the guys for putting up with the pain.

“I tried to be kinder with doing it correctly, fast rather than dragging it out but it hurts either way,” she said.

The event was well attended, with both men being left short of hair and feeling tender, but happy to have raised money for a good cause.

Bates is looking forward to his hair growing back and insists he will not be waxing again any time soon.