It’s funny face night as men get waxed
Swimming club’s charity laughs at Ice Bowl
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 email@example.com 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