Knutsford’s male waxing for CiN
A charity male waxing in Knutsford, the brainchild of therapist Katie of the La La Spa on King Street, took place in aid of BBC Children in Need last week.
The event took place from 4-8pm on Friday 14th November, with members of the public and colleagues from participating businesses also invited to pop in and show their support.
Businesses sending blokes to show off some flesh to raise cash included: Yankee Candles, Gareth West Hairdressing, Knutsford Wine Bar, Rose and Crown, Gusto, Terrence Paul, Piccolino, The Old Sessions House, Dads & Lads, White Bear, The Lord Eldon, 21 Mediterranean Kitchen, Toni & Guy, The Legh Arms, The Bull’s Head, The Angel Hotel, and Knutsford Gym.
The spa’s Steph Fox said: “At La La Spa we thoroughly enjoy hosting charity events including the Macmillan coffee morning we had going on last month.
“We chose to support Children in Need because it is a well recognised charity and thought we could make it fun for our community to get involved and have a laugh for a great cause.”
She added: “We went around the local businesses in Knutsford and asked them if they wanted to take part in this men's waxing challenge for children in need. We had such a great response”
Their fundraising managed to top just over £700 but none of the girls from the spa expected to reach that level of cash, and they are delighted at the response.
We asked the girls who they thought was the most difficult bloke to wax, and it seems that Jordan from Piccolino came out as the clear winner!
Katie told us: “He did a lot of whinging! I, however, had a brilliant laugh!” She said: “I don't think he liked the idea if being in pain, he tried to get his staff to do it instead of himself… it took quite a bit of persuasion!”
Katie and the team reckon the lads from the Rose and Crown were the easiest to wax. They had a ‘one in, one out’ system and were done in no time! Well done boys!
La La Spa’s Steph and Maddie were head of house, with the enviable task of watching all those hairy men go through with the painful task, whilst Julie and Katie enjoyed tearing the wax off them!
They were all completely delighted with the results (the girls that is, we haven’t been able to get hold of any of the men for a comment…!!!) and they say they can't wait to do the same again next year (although, again, no word on this yet from any of the blokes…!!!)
Congratulations to all involved. Combined fundraising for this year’s nationwide appeal saw an incredible £32 million pledged, with donations still coming in.
If you’d like to make a donation to Children in Need there’s still time to do so and all the details on how this can be handed can be found right here.