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Mens waxing boosts fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 12:12 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:55 23 August 2010

OUCH!: Wayne Holder gets his back waxed

OUCH!: Wayne Holder gets his back waxed

PUB staff and regulars have raised more than £3,600 for a hospice by holding a weekend of events including maggot racing, a raffle and a talent competition. The Miller s Cottage, Windmill Hill, Gravesend, hosted the events to raise money for the EllenorL

PUB staff and regulars have raised more than £3,600 for a hospice by holding a weekend of events including maggot racing, a raffle and a talent competition.

The Miller's Cottage, Windmill Hill, Gravesend, hosted the events to raise money for the EllenorLions Hospice.

A series of games including Play Your Cards Right, maggot racing and limbo were held on Saturday and Ryan Gilhooly, 22, of Gravesend, raised £536 by having his chest waxed. Wayne Holder, 45, of Greenhithe, also raised £130 by having his back waxed.

On Sunday the Miller's Got Talent competition was held. There were a variety of acts including singing, dancing, coin flipping, chilli eating, comedians and guitar playing with each contestant donating £5 to enter.

The weekend ended with a raffle of prizes donated by local businesses including a week's holiday in Cyprus.

Landlord Bob Savage, 54, said: "It went very well. We are hoping to reach a grand total of around £6,000 by Christmas depending on the calendar sales.

"We have done this event for the EllenorLions Hospice for the last three years because we have all had members of our families who have been in there at one time or another."

Fundraising will continue throughout the year when a 2010 Calendar Girls style calendar starring the female aff is launched on November 4.

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