Dad raises money after fire at nursery

A HADLEIGH dad was so upset when his daughter's nursery was hit by a suspected arson he pulled his hair out.Paul Francis' two-year-old daughter attended the Playstation Pre-school which was gutted by a fire last month.

A HADLEIGH dad was so upset when his daughter's nursery was hit by a suspected arson he pulled his hair out.

Paul Francis' two-year-old daughter attended the Playstation Pre-school which was gutted by a fire last month.

A suspicious fire swept through the building causing £15,000 of damage and with insurance totalling £10,000 the future of the nursery looked bleak.

Mr Francis was so moved by the pre-school's ordeal he decided to help raise the cash by undergoing a leg and chest wax.

He underwent the painful ordeal at the French Complexions Salon in Hadleigh.

He said: "It went quite well but I'm feeling a bit sore.

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"I had my legs done first and that wasn't too bad but my chest - my God that hurt.

"I did have quite a hairy chest but it feels smooth now, my legs feel lovely and I'd have them done again."

Youngsters from the Playstation nursery have currently moved to a room at Beaumont Primary school but they can only stay there until April.

It is hoped that enough money will be raised before then for the group to move back to their home in Calais Street.

Mr Francis added: "I'm still trying to raise sponsorship money and I would very much like to find ten companies who will put money towards a computer.

"The waxing was painful but it was definitely worth it."

Currently Mr Francis has managed to raise £500 in sponsorship and is hoping the final total will be more than £1,000.

Anyone wishing to make a donation should contact Mr Francis on 07958 656166

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