ON Saturday, February 8, two men, Jamie Grace and Callum Jaffet, will be daring to bare all in a charity leg wax to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The live leg wax will take place in Stamford Quarter’s House of Fraser store in front of customers at 2pm.
In-store and beauticians from the REVIVE beauty salon will be tasked with removing all the hair to leave them silky and smooth.
The leg wax has been set up by fundraiser, Becky Garrattley who is part of fundraising group COS and Friends who work their way around Manchester raising money for Cancer Research UK.
Becky said: “I started my fundraising mission as I wanted to give something back to those who helped my younger brother, Luke, battle Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer. "At the age of 11 he was diagnosed with a tumour behind his eye. Thankfully surgeons were able to remove it but unfortunately a second tumour was found in his neck. Again this was removed and he has now fully recovered from his illness and has now reached the age of 16 and is hoping to train to become a fireman.
“We were all so grateful to everyone who has helped us and we want to give something back and as part of this I look at different fundraising opportunities. "I’m really grateful for the REVIVE beauticians in House of Fraser to agreeing to the leg wax and hope lots of people come down on the day to show their support. A number of us will be there during the wax, dressed up as super heroes and collecting for the charity. My friend Sarah Harrison will also be there on the day taking part in a sponsored silence.
“The waxing event is part of a wider fundraising project we are planning, a fantastic masquerade ball we are hosting on March 22, all for Cancer Research UK. "The ball will take place at Urmston Masonic Hall where there will be a live swing band and it will start at 6pm. We are hoping to raise as much money as possible so all funds go directly to the charity. We have sold a couple of tickets and are hoping to sell more. They are priced at just £18 to make it affordable for all people to attend.”
Stamford Quarter centre manager, David Wightman, said: “It’s fantastic to see people doing something different to raise money for charity and I hope lots of people come down on Saturday to show their support. "Jamie and Callum are very brave and deserve lots of donations for their efforts and I wish COS and Friends the best of luck with their upcoming ball.”
For more information about how to volunteer for Cancer Research UK visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/volunteer