Tony's charity efforts hurt

OOH, aagh, ouch - that hurt!Brave charity fundraiser Tony Lazell bared his pain to all as he had his body waxed in full public view in a town centre shop window - watched by a laughing crowd outside.

OOH, aagh, ouch - that hurt!

Brave charity fundraiser Tony Lazell bared his pain to all as he had his body waxed in full public view in a town centre shop window - watched by a laughing crowd outside.

While Mr Lazell could be heard screaming out in pain, those watching were enjoying the spectacle.

But he didn't mind - and has raised more than �1,000 for two causes close to his heart, Cancer Campaign in Suffolk and the Meningitis Trust.

“I could see about 40 people outside the window laughing but I didn't know whether to laugh or cry myself,” said great-grandfather Mr Lazell, 62, who works as a carer for Rose Care in Felixstowe.

“It was quite painful in places - especially when they did my neck and the sides of my ribs.

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“It hurt when she put the hot wax on and then when the strips were pulled, well, ouch.”

Mr Lazell, who lives with his wife Ann in High Road West, Felixstowe, underwent his waxing on a portable couch in the window of Saxon Upholstery in Hamilton Road.

The treatment - carried out by a beauty therapist from the Tranquillity salon - took 45 minutes.

Afterwards, Mr Lazell said he was not sore.

“I am pleasantly surprised - I thought it would be worse. I certainly feel a bit chillier without all that hair,” he said.

“It will grow back though I have been warned it will be a bit itchy when it starts to grow.”

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FASTFACTS: Tony Lazell

Tony raised more than �2,000 for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk after taking part in the 50-mile London to Brighton cycle ride three times.

He raised further funds after taking part in a sponsored head shave.

One of his biggest community events was an attempt to set a world record for dealing with the most broken arms in six hours - putting 339 elevation slings and 114 arm slings on people.

He has worked as a volunteer for the St John Ambulance in Felixstowe for more than 30 years and is also now a member of the First Responders team to be first on the scene to help a patient until a paramedic or doctor arrives.

Tony has also completed more than 1,000 nights on duty as a first aider at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion, on hand in case there should be an accident or someone falls ill.

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