VIDEO: No regrets over painful chest wax

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A man says he has no regrets over having his chest waxed for charity – but says he is unlikely to do it again.

Jay Calcott, of Kettering, put his chest on the line as he took part in the fundraiser at Henry’s bar in Horsemarket, Kettering, last week.

Jay Calcott has his chest waxed to raise money for Cransley Hospice at Henry's Bar. Julie Smith does the waxing

Jay Calcott has his chest waxed to raise money for Cransley Hospice at Henry's Bar. Julie Smith does the waxing

He was egged on by friends, but also said he had read the news, which came to light this summer, that Cransley Hospice was at risk of funding cuts under plans set out by the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

Explaining why he was prepared to go through with the waxing, the 58-year-old said: “Somebody said something, it picked up pace and everything was sorted before I could say I would do it.

“When you say something in the pub it escalates, and I had no way out.

“We have heard that the funding has been cut, and I have known friends who have been in there.

“It was only sore for a day or two and it’s such a good cause.”

Mr Calcott also insisted the pain he went through had not put him off raising money for Cransley again in the future and contributing towards the hundreds of thousands of pounds needed each year to keep the hospice running.

He added: “We will probably do something else – but it certainly won’t be a chest wax.”

Meanwhile, Cransley Hospice will also be hosting a ‘ladies’ pamper day’ fundraiser at St Michael’s Church in Kettering this Saturday. Treatments will be on offer at £12 each.

To book call the hospice’s fundraising office on 01536 527407.