Staff undergo charity waxing

Staff at Marks and Spencers at Ravenside who are fundraising for the Brain Tumour Charity and held a waxathon
Staff at Marks and Spencers at Ravenside who are fundraising for the Brain Tumour Charity and held a waxathon

Seven male staff members from Marks and Spencer’s at Ravenside bravely volunteered to have their legs waxed for charity.

The gruelling ‘waxathon’ was part of the staff’s efforts to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Charity, their chosen charity of the year.

Their efforts were motivated by supporting their colleague Ross Hastings, whose 30 year old brother Lee died last year.

Ross told the Bexhill Observer that the day had raised £250 through collection pots and buckets through the store, with sponsorship still to come in for the wax victims, but likely to be around £170.

He commented: “I’ve got to say thank you to Vince Foot who organised the event, and the seven volunteers - Darragh, Vince, Pete, Dave, Chris, Steven and Steve. And Vince said how amazing everyone was - and they are very proud that they raised so much money.”

Ross added: “I thought it was brilliant, the way everyone pulled together, especially the staff. It was amazing.”

Vince added: “I would just like to thank Bonnie Lofts from The Beauty Rooms for helping us all day and all the M&S staff that took part.

“We all just need to keep driving forward and raise as much as possible!”

The team have other events coming up - including the Bexhill Poppy Run which Ross will take part in with friends and family as well as his colleagues.

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity.

The charity funds scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offers support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy

It’s aim is to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours.

The charity offers a range of support services that cover phone, online, face-to-face support and counselling. It also operates a professional and compassionate Support and Information Line offering a confidential way to ask questions or raise concerns about a diagnosis, treatments and how it may affect your daily life.

The charity says that currently Less than two percent of cancer research funding in the UK is spent on brain tumours. The charity contributes £2.5 million a year to research,

For more on the charity’s work visit

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