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Male volunteers get their legs waxed for charity

30 July 2015

Two brave male volunteers are waxing their legs in the name of charity at the Sense shop in Harold Hill on 1 August.

Jamie Marsdin and Aaron Robinson from Romford, will endure the pain to raise money for Sense International, a charity that supports people with sensory impairments in developing countries.

32-year-old Jamie, who has been volunteering at the shop for two years, said:

“I have a sensory loss myself and I was feeling isolated from my local community. I decided to volunteer for a charity that I could relate to. It is a great way for me to get involved in my local area and has made a massive difference to my life - I've met some great people who've made me feel really welcome and I've grown in confidence. Sense has given me so much that I want to do something to show my gratitude, but I'm not looking forward to the pain!”

Aaron, 18, who met Jamie when he was volunteering at the shop last year, said:

“Volunteering at Sense and working with Jamie I learned about how difficult sometimes life can be for people with sensory loss and how easier things can become with the right support. I’ve never done anything like this before - I’m hoping the donations will come flooding in as a reward for our suffering…”.

All donations will go towards Sense International’s Finding Grace campaign to raise funds for a pioneering programme to screen 300,000 infants in Kenya and Uganda for deafblindness.

The waxing takes place at midday on 1 August at the Sense shop in Harold Hill on 46 Farnham Road.


First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Friday 6 December 2019