Paul braves hair-raising experience

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A SCARBOROUGH supermarket worker braved the waxing table to raise £200 for a child cancer charity.

Paul Drake, who works at Tesco in Westwood, had his legs and chest ripped bare in aid of CLIC Sargent cancer charity.

Level 3 beauty students at Yorkshire Coast College donated their services to the cause, and gave Mr Drake his first ever wax.

Mr Drake, who is produce team leader at Tesco, said: “Last year Tesco’s chosen charity was CLIC Sargent, so I thought just before we handed the money in I would do one last fundraiser to boost the funds.

“I have never had a wax before but I thought it would be a good way to bring some more money in for such a worth while cause.

“It wasn’t too bad; it was painful on the chest but not too bad on the legs.

“I just got to wait for it all to grow back now before I can wear shorts.”

Mr Drake said he was delighted to have raised an extra £200 for the cause, which is a national charity caring for children and young people, and their families across the country who have been affected by cancer.

He said: “I would like to thank everyone who supported me, and sponsored.

“I would especially like to thank the Yorkshire Coast College beauty students who gave up their time and supplies, and made the whole thing as painless as they could.

“They are in the process of opening their own salon up there and wish them all the best of luck for the future.