It’s funny face night as men get waxed

Swim­ming club’s char­ity laughs at Ice Bowl

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS - Sharon Lip­trott

Brave male vol­un­teers from the Dum­fries Am­a­teur Swim­ming Club have taken the Great Big Wax Off fundrais­ing chal­lenge.

Head coach An­thony Ryan and two par­ents, Pe­ter McBurnie and Marc Scott, had their very hairy legs waxed on Tues­day night by Jo­hanna Pollock of The Ther­apy Rooms, Cas­tle Street, Dum­fries.

The fundraiser in The Ice Bowl cafe was cheered on by en­thu­si­as­tic on­look­ers and the club is grate­ful to Jo­hanna for her sup­port.

It was one of a num­ber of events sup­port­ing the club’s West­sound Cash for Kids Big Char­ity Sports Chal­lenge which is un­der­way in the town. Ten groups are tak­ing part and aim­ing to raise £1000 in a month. The char­ity will match­fund money raised and the club rais­ing the most will re­ceive £2,500.

Sharon McBurnie of the DASC said: “We are hop­ing to use any money raised to help pay for trans­port to other swim­ming pools out­with the re­gion that can of­fer div­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

“Our present fa­cil­i­ties at the tem­po­rary pop up pool pre­vents our swim­mers from div­ing.

“Not only will this as­sist with their train­ing pro­gramme by help­ing them to be com­pe­ti­tion ready, but it will also build on their con­fi­dence, in­de­pen­dence and team build­ing skills.”

They have al­ready had a Great Big Break­fast, Prize Bingo at Lochside Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, and The Great Big Bake Off, is run­ning ev­ery Thurs­day from 6pm and Fri­day from 5pm un­til Oc­to­ber 19 at the Dum­fries Ice Bowl out­side the tem­po­rary swim­ming pool.

Tonight (Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12) they will have a Ghost Walk around the town with the Mostly Ghostly team, leav­ing the Mid­steeple at 7pm.

It is open to the pub­lic and tick­ets are £10 for an adult and £8 for a child, with a prize for the best fancy dress. Con­tact Dawn Barnard on dawn­barnard27@ya­ to book a place.

Sharon said: “We have also been col­lect­ing money in Mata­lan Dum­fries; par­ents and fam­i­lies are fill­ing Rag Bags and sell­ing squares on foot­ball scratch cards.

“We are also run­ning a ‘Grow your own Pound’ event. Swim­mers have been given a pound and are us­ing their en­treprenuer­ing skills to make a profit.

“And our swim­mers have been very in­ven­tive so far.

“We have had one who bought wash­ing up liq­uid with his pound to wash win­dows at a small charge. An­other is mak­ing prod­ucts and sell­ing them to friends and fam­ily.”

Any­one who wants to help can text SPCFIVE to 70808 to do­nate £5.

Be­fore the wax­ing Marc Scott, Pe­ter McBurnie and head coach An­thony Ryan with beauty ther­a­pist Jo­hanna Pollock

Snap happy On­look­ers take pic­tures of the mag­nif­i­cent face-pulling at the Great Big Wax Off

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