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Dad's waxed chest to benefit kids

PUBLISHED: 03:30 31 January 2004 | UPDATED: 14:51 03 March 2010

A HADLEIGH father is to have his legs and chest waxed to raise money for his daughter's nursery.

The Playstation Pre-School was gutted by fire nearly two week's ago causing an estimated £15,000 of damage.

A HADLEIGH father is to have his legs and chest waxed to raise money for his daughter's nursery.

The Playstation Pre-School was gutted by fire nearly two week's ago causing an estimated £15,000 of damage.

Paul Francis has pledged to help raise money for the pre-school – he had a number of suggestions but his wife suggested the body wax.

He said: "I gave a list of fundraising ideas to my wife and friends and that was what they pick – I wonder why.

"I have heard horror stories and I am a bit nervous about it, apparently I could end up with third degree burns if the wax is too hot."

Mr Francis of Aldham Road in Hadleigh has been directly affected by the fire – his two-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son both used the nursery although his son is now at school.

He added: "This has got to be done, my daughter hasn't had anything to do since the fire – the nursery will be opening again on February 2 at the school but only until April."

The event will take place at The French Complex in Hadleigh on February 7 at 12 noon.

Mr Francis is currently raising sponsorship money from members of the public and businesses and is hoping to find ten companies willing to donate up to £50 towards a nursery computer.

The money raised from private sponsors will go on other equipment and Mr Francis hopes this will total £1,000.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Mr Francis should call him on 07958 656166.


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