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Men wax their hair off for charity fundraiser in Torrington

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

  • WICKED WAX: Getting buffed up at Chapters Hairdresser's in Torrington are Dave Evans (behind the table in his mankini), Don Woods and Justin Matthews on the table. Emma Lawrence and Heidi Watson get rid to wax the trio, while Donald Woods, 4, and Caja Jeskins, 6, help out with collecting donations. Picture left, Emma and Heidi get to work on Justin's legs. Pictures: Rob Tibbles. To order call 0844 4060 269 and quote Ref: BNRT20121020B-009_C (above); BNRT20121020B-001_C (left)

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THREE men gritted their teeth as they endured some hair-ripping pain in aid of charity.

Dave Evans and Justin Matthews, from Torrington, and Don Woods, from Bude, had hair removed from their chest, armpits, legs and stomachs for the sponsored wax-off in aid of South West German Shepherd Dog Rescue.

Dave, 46, is a trustee for the animal charity and has nine years' experience as a military dog handler and kennel manager.

Dave, who wore a mankini, said he wasn't nervous as beauticians from Chapters Hair Design in Fore Street, Torrington applied the warm wax to his skin.

He said: "We were all in good spirits, nobody was nervous. It wasn't as painful as I was first told. But I did grit my teeth when they started ripping the strips off.

"People turned up to cheer us on. I have worn a mankini before, so I wasn't too bothered, I was dared to wear it. I don't usually back out of many things."

To date the trio have raised around £800 between them. The funds will go towards inoculations and other vet bills for the dogs before they can be fostered.

Dave said: "We are always looking for people to become fosterers. Without their help the charity would not be successful."

A Christmas auction will be held on Saturday, December 1, at the Wrey Arms, Sticklepath, with proceeds going towards South West German Shepherd Dog Rescue.

For more information on the work the charity do, visit www.southwestgsdrescue.org.uk

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