Gilmorton children’s club teacher has legs waxed for charity

A hardy deputy manager from a children’s after-school and breakfast club had a prickly assignment as he braved the pain barrier to help raise money for deserving causes.

James Cole had his legs waxed for charity at the Smiles Children’s Club, based at Gilmorton Chandler CofE Primary School, last month.

The club is in the middle of a fundraising drive and is aiming to raise more than £1,000 for five charities; Great Ormond Street Hospital, Make a Wish, Rainbows Children’s Hospice, the NSPCC and Barnardo’s.

The leg-waxing event has raised nearly £500 alone.

The children also made cakes and sold them recently, raising a further £33.

Broughton Astley mobile beauty therapist Jenny Turner, of Beauty by Jenny, carried out the leg-waxing for free.

Mr Cole said: “It really hurt – the back of the legs was worse than the front.

“But having raised nearly £500 it was worth it, although I’m not planning to do it again any time soon.”

Debbie Jenaway, the manager of the club, added: “I don’t really think he knew what he was taking on given the fact he had really hairy legs!”

The club is now planning a family bingo night at the school from 6.30pm on Friday, May 15, to raise some more money. Tickets cost £5, from the school.

The club was founded in March 2010 and is one of seven Smiles clubs in the area.

About 30 children aged between four and 11 years old attend the Gilmorton group.