Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Wax works for charity in Bideford

PUBLISHED: 10:39 03 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:39 03 June 2014

No pain, no charity gain... David Frisby 'enjoys' a leg wax at the charity event hosted by All AreaTaxis for Bideford Bay Children's Centre on Friday. Picture: Graham Hobbs Photography.

No pain, no charity gain... David Frisby 'enjoys' a leg wax at the charity event hosted by All AreaTaxis for Bideford Bay Children's Centre on Friday. Picture: Graham Hobbs Photography.

Graham Hobbs Photography

No pain, or not much, maybe... As hardy souls volunteer for leg waxing to raise money for Bideford Bay Children’s Centre.

Tanya Deemer does the honours as Claire Gover from Action for Children looks on while All Area Taxis driver Scott Holmes wonders what he was thinking of... Picture: Graham Hobbs Photography. Tanya Deemer does the honours as Claire Gover from Action for Children looks on while All Area Taxis driver Scott Holmes wonders what he was thinking of... Picture: Graham Hobbs Photography.

BRAVE souls waxed lyrical through gritted teeth on Friday as they volunteered to be ‘de-fuzzed’ to help raise money for Bideford Bay Children’s Centre.

The sponsored leg wax for men and women took place at All Area Taxis in Bridgeland Street and will help support the centre’s groups for dads and young parents.

In between oaths and much swearing in tongues, the fearless volunteers helped raise more than £200, with money still coming in.

Claire Gover at Action for Children, said: “The event was fantastic success and a chance for both men and women who were brave enough to de-fuzz in time for summer as well as helping local children and families in Bideford.”

Other News Stories

Colin Latham, of Higher Stowford Farm, took the top prize at the Devon Farm Business Awards, with another North Devon farmer also winning Best Woman in Farming.

Read more

Devon and Cornwall Police said there is ‘no specific evidence’ to suggest any local threats, but it urged people to remain vigilant following explosion in Manchester.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

Nature’s Nutrition in Bideford has re-opened as a community-run shop and launched a share offer scheme, after successfully crowdfunding £10,000

Read more
Yesterday, 13:55

UPDATED: The North Devon Link Road is currently closed and both drivers have been airlifted to hospital after being cut from van and lorry by fire fighters.

Read more

Aldi, Costa and Marston’s are the national chains hoping to set up home at Roundswell as part of the St John’s development

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27

SOHS hustings on the NHS at Barnstaple St Peter’s Church, Tuesday, May 30

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

What is life like when you’re the warden of Lundy Island? We took a trip on MS Oldenburg to meet Dean Woofdin Jones and find out.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:12

The A361 between Braunton and Ilfracombe was closed after two vehicles ‘t-boned’ and driver was airlifted to hospital.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:03

People in North Devon and Torridge have until midnight tonight (Monday, May 22) to register if they want to vote in the June 8 General Election

Read more
Yesterday, 09:29

The band of women walked down the Tarka Trail on Saturday night to raise money for North Devon Hospice.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications