Winchester teachers boost funds for Uganda trip with leg waxing event

First published in News Hampshire Chronicle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TWO Winchester teachers have been put to the test, as they endured leg waxing to help fund a trip to Uganda.

Chris Searle and Adam Pullinger, both PE teachers at The Westgate School, were waxed by beauty therapy students from the Adult & Higher Education Division (AHED) of Peter Symonds College.

The lunchtime event at Westgate raised £105, and was organised by the school’s charity focus group to go towards some Year 11 pupil’s upcoming expedition to Uganda.

Students paid 50p to watch, as three to four beauty technicians all worked on one leg at the same time.

Head of hair and beauty at AHED, Jane Hiscock, said the procedure would usually take 45 minutes.

“This way was obviously quicker,” she said.

“But it also meant the clients were never quite sure from where, or who, the next pain would be coming from. It’s not unusual for people to hit out in such circumstances – it’s linked to the defence/fight reflex – but Mr Searle and Pullinger were model clients and perfect gentlemen throughout.”

She added: “We are really pleased that the Beauty Therapy students from AHED were able to help Westgate with their fundraising initiative, we wish the young travellers a safe and successful journey to Uganda.”

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