Rugby players are used to rough play on the pitch, but that did not prepare them for the pain of having their legs waxed!
On Saturday, Doug Hayward, Daniel Turner, Antony Burton, James Cowley, Peter Dolan and Ian Charles, all from Kesteven Rugby Club, endured leg waxes outdoors in Market Place, in aid of Grantham Hospice. They were joined by the Rev David Pickett from Corby Glen and Asda employee John Magilton.
The sponsored ‘Saints v Sinners’ helped to boost the hospice’s £1 in the Pot Appeal.
Community events fund-raiser Janie McCormick said: “Although sponsor money is still being collected, early indications suggest that the event will raise in excess of £1,000 for the hospice, which is absolutely fantastic.
“All proceeds will go towards our £1 in the Pot Appeal, helping us to reach our £30,000 target. Huge thanks to all those who took part, those who supported and to those who have sponsored these brave chaps. Well done!”
Rugby player Doug Hayward encouraged his team-mates to take part. He said: “I didn’t find the pain too bad but some of the other gents found it a bit more painful because they’re a bit more hairy!”
Special thanks go to Enhanced Beauty for providing two beauticians to carry out the waxing, and to Jewson for loaning a generator.