Iron-ing men raise funds and a smile

The iron men of Filey, Michael Landray, 2nd left, Graham Porter, Alan Barnett, Trevor Landray, Oliver Davis and Steve Roper who took a walk on the wild side for a marathon 12 hour day of ironing, all for a good cause, at The Station pub, on Sunday. Pictured with some of the women who brought in their ironing for the men to do. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121090f 11/03/12
The iron men of Filey, Michael Landray, 2nd left, Graham Porter, Alan Barnett, Trevor Landray, Oliver Davis and Steve Roper who took a walk on the wild side for a marathon 12 hour day of ironing, all for a good cause, at The Station pub, on Sunday. Pictured with some of the women who brought in their ironing for the men to do. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121090f 11/03/12

IRON men from the Scarborough area converged on a Filey pub for a 12-hour marathon fundraiser.

The Iron-ing Man Challenge was billed as a chance to get the fellas to do the ironing while women put their feet up with glass of wine.

It was dreamt up by Trevor Landray of fundraising group Wonkey McDonky and proved a big hit on the day.

He said: “People brought in lots of ironing and we were rattling through it.

“There were no complaints and we managed not to ruin any clothes!”

Seven men took part altogether, with three brave souls donning some fetching female fancy dress.

The event raised in excess of £500 for Everyman, the UK’s leading prostate and testicular cancer campaign.

Trevor said: “We had such a great response and I can’t thank the Station Hotel enough for all their support.

“The event was really well received. We’re thinking about revisiting it next year in Scarborough.”

The Wonkey McDonky fundraising drive started after Trevor created a Facebook page for a donkey fridge magnet.

He soon had 200 followers, so Trevor thought it would be great way to promote good causes.

l More pictures in Saturday’s Filey & Hunmanby Mercury.