Hair today, gone tomorrow
Three employees from Plumb Center in Basingstoke recently gritted their teeth as their hair was ripped from their legs – all in the name of charity.
Deputy branch manager Martin Page, sales adviser Sam Ashton, and driver and warehouse operator Gary Ellis managed to raise £1,020 for Macmillan Cancer Support, Wolseley UK’s chosen charity.
Customers downed tools for an hour to gather in the branch and witness their local branch staff wince in pain. And those who weren’t able to attend in person logged in remotely to watch via a live stream on Facebook.
Martin commented: “We decided to run the event as a leg wax to help raise more than our usual tea and coffee mornings, which typically raise around £100. I needed an idea that would appeal more to the customers and various people that supported us. We support Macmillan as a branch, but also as part of Wolseley UK, so it was an obvious choice with the great work they do.”
If you still want to donate, you can do so via the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wolseleymartinsamlegwax
Isle of Tin Man
Whether it’s your under-11s cup winners medal or your “well done for taking part” trophy from sports day, most accolades that people win usually end up on their mum’s mantelpiece before eventually working their way to the attic.
Super Mario is no longer a plumber.