A ex-forces member endured a hair-raising full body wax to raise money for a West Norfolk military charity.
Daniel Waudby, who served in Germany and Iraq as an Army driver, grimaced his way through a tormenting chest, back, arms, legs and under arm wax in a bid to raise £500 for the Bridge for Heroes.
And it seems the 31-year-old has now been bitten by the challenge bug, as he now hopes to do something to raise money for the charity every year.
Mr Waudby, who left the services in 2006 and now works as a security officer for Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, said the Bridge for Heroes has helped him cope with life after the Army.
“The Bridge for Heroes has been a great help to me and my family,” he said.
“I was in a bad place after the forces, but they helped me get the support I needed.”
“It’s a fantastic charity which isn’t all that well known, so I wanted to do what I could to give something back,” he added.
Mr Waudby, of Lynn, said he came up with the idea of a full body wax just before Christmas. And luckily the reality was not as bad as he feared. He said: “It wasn’t as painful as I thought it was going to be, and the girls who did the waxing were very professional.”
Mr Waudby underwent the hot wax strips at Aphrodite Hair, Nails and Beauty in Tower Street, Lynn, on Saturday, supported by his partner Kelly Rae and their three-year-old daughter Kaci-Mai.
His effort has raised around £500 for the cause, although sponsorship money is still coming in.
Ideas for his future fundraising challenges for the charity include a sky dive, a bungee jump or even a marathon duration on a white-knuckle ride.
“There’s endless possibilities of things I could do to try and raise money,” he said.
Mr Waudby said he has been working in security for a number of years since leaving the forces, but he will soon be taking a personal trainer course in order to use his military knowledge to help local people get fit.