Brave men raise £3,500

HUsk-06066. Ouch:  Micky Walker grins and bears the pain as Leanne Sharp and Sam Brewiss remove leg hairs during a sponsored leg wax in aid of the Katie Walker Cancer Trust. Pic Simon Kench
HUsk-06066. Ouch: Micky Walker grins and bears the pain as Leanne Sharp and Sam Brewiss remove leg hairs during a sponsored leg wax in aid of the Katie Walker Cancer Trust. Pic Simon Kench

MORE than 20 men braved a leg waxing session at a Bridlington beauty salon to raise funds for the Katie Walker Cancer Trust.

The event was held at the Cloud 9 hair and beauty salon on St John’s Street, and raised around £3,500, adding to the grand total of £48,000 raised by the trust since it was set up almost five years ago, which funds vital research.

Micky Walker, 48, set up the charity along with his wife Julie in memory of their daughter Katie, 20, who died of cancer in 2007.

He said: “It wasn’t too bad. Though one part of my feet hurt like hell.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported it as there was an excellent atmosphere.”

The charity helps fund research, and also provides support to families dealing with teenage cancer.

Micky had his legs waxed and the initials KW – in memory of his daughter – waxed on his chest, while his nephew Ben Foreman, 25, of Beverley, also volunteered to have his legs waxed and alone raised an amazing £1,100 towards the total.

Beautician at Cloud 9, Sam Brewis, 39, came up with the fundraising idea at the Katie Walker Trust charity ball, and said inflicting pain on the men all afternoon was “hilarious”.