A PUBLIC leg waxing took place for care home worker Jamie Archer – who was raising funds for charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
Alongside losing his leg hair, the carer at Longroyds and Pilling House Care Home, in Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, also lost his locks under the shears.
As the home is split across two buildings, Jamie had one leg waxed and half his head shaved in each, to give residents in both the chance to cheer him on.
The hair-raising afternoon generated over £260 in donations for the charity, chosen by the care home’s operator, the Hill Care Group, as their 2019/20 charity of the year.
Jamie said: “As soon as the staff asked me I said yes, only because it’s such a good cause and the residents egged me on.
“I wouldn’t recommend it, though, as it felt like the skin was being pulled off the back of my legs.”
Iain Lodge, activities coordinator at Longroyds and Pilling House Care Home, said: “All the staff think Jamie is an absolute star.
“Residents laughed a lot when he was having his legs waxed, telling him he was a bit mad for letting anyone wax his legs.
“Residents at Pilling House thought he was sporting some trendy new hairstyle when he arrived with only half a head of hair.
“We can’t thank everyone enough for their donations. We had a target of £100 but raised £260 in the end.”