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Men brave Danielle’s charity waxing feat
5:30pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
A BEAUTICIAN who “waxes lyrical” about Macmillan Cancer Support nurses decided to do her own bit to help — by offering men a sponsored waxing service.
Danielle Peak, of Walmsley, took over the Solar Lounge Salon in Bell Lane and the Crown Oil centre in Bury New Road to tend to as many hairy chests and legs as possible.
The 26-year-old, who runs hair and beauty trader Dee Beautiful, raised about £1,000 through the sponsored waxes and also invited people to pay £1 to pull off a single strip.
Danielle said: “When I was in hospital recently, there was a lady next to me who had throat cancer and she was really down and refusing to speak.
“As soon as a Macmillan Cancer Support nurse began to talk to her it was clear what an amazing job she was doing.
“When the nurse left, the poorly lady was like a new woman and it had really lifted her spirits.
“A lot of my family members have suffered by cancer and I knew it would be nice to give something back.
“It is the first time I have ever done anything like this but I have been bitten by the bug now and would love to hold another similar beauty-themed event in future.”
Danielle also offered free haircuts, with patrons simply asked to make a donation instead of paying.
Mike Whittaker, of Meadowbrook Close, raised just over £40 individually by agreeing to have his chest and calves waxed. The 27-year-old said: “I have never had a professional wax done before but it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be. It did not hurt very much at all. Danielle and the girls were trying their hardest to make me feel a bit of pain but the only place it hurt was the backs of my legs.
“My friend’s dad has just been through a cancer battle, so Macmillan is a cause which is close to home at the moment.”
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