Barman gets a waxing for red nose day

WHAT started off as a small sacrifice for charity may leave a Felixstowe barman red faced after he is waxed for comic relief.Philip Mason, of The Owl and Pussycat pub, off Grange Farm Avenue, will get his hairy body out for the treatment in front of the whole pub on March 14th.

WHAT started off as a small sacrifice for charity may leave a Felixstowe barman red faced after he is waxed for comic relief.

Philip Mason, of The Owl and Pussycat pub, off Grange Farm Avenue, will get his hairy body out for the treatment in front of the whole pub on March 14th.

"I never done anything like this before and never wanted to. I'm going to have my chest waxed and my head shaved and it's going to hurt, I know that for sure.

"If it will help I may go further and get other bits done but it depends on how much money people will donate and how many beers I have on the night." said the plucky 42-year-old who is hoping his hair will grow back before his holiday in May.

His partner and landlady, Julie Bolt put him up to the stunt. She said: "Philip's chest is quite hairy but it's a good job they are not doing his legs as they are worse."

On the night Philip will be joined by 21-year-old Paul Mills.

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Paul is only planning to have a head shave but in the heat of the night he may get carried away and lose a bit more than he bargained for.

The pair have raised more than £200 in sponsorship but hope to double this on the night by passing collection buckets around the crowd.

The stunt will be carried out by staff from the neighbouring hairdressing salon, Elite Hair. Beauty therapist, Nicki Eley, 29, from Ipswich, will carry out the waxing while hairdresser Faye Honeywood, 23, from Felixstowe, will be in charge of the less delicate regions.

Nicki said: "I think he is mad but I feel sorry for him as it is going to be very painful. It should be good to watch though and it is for a good cause so I hope he raises a lot of money."

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