Friends from Thetford have legs waxed while singing karaoke to raise money for cancer charity
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In a bid to raise as much money as possible for a cancer charity eight men had their legs waxed while they attempted to sing karaoke songs.
The event was organised by Matt Parfett, from Thetford, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
He chose the charity after a close friend of his was diagnosed with leukaemia.
John, who was also from the town, was due to attend the event held at the Thomas Paine Hotel on Thursday night, but sadly he died on February 16.
Mr Parfett, a landscaper, said his friend would have taken great joy from the night.
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'He would have loved it,' he said. 'It would have been right up his street. He would have been howling with laughter.'
In addition to Mr Parfett, Niki Anderson; Kim Anderson; Dan Horn; Paul Warren, who provided the entertainment with Mindy's Roadshow; Andrew Grey; Gez Chetal, who gave the use of the venue for free, and Rob Trent, said goodbye to their leg hair.
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The group of friends took it in turns to have the front and the back of their legs waxed by beauty therapist Caroline King, while attempting to sing classics including Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns N'Roses and Elton John's Your Song.
The 42-year-old said: 'It went really well. With me the singing took the pain and the thought of the pain away. With some of them it was hilarious and people were howling with laughter.
'It was entertaining. A couple of people had a go at pulling the waxing strips. Everyone said how brilliant they thought it was.'
On the night around £500 was raised through a raffle and donations and the group is hoping to raise £2,500 between them through sponsorship.
'We haven't got the total in yet but I don't think it is going to be a problem reaching £2,500,' he added. 'I think we will do something else in the future. I definitely will be looking to organise something else. I just need to get my thinking cap on because I have to come up with an idea that is a bit out there.'
Every day across Norfolk 15 people are diagnosed with cancer and seven die from the illness.
To sponsor the group, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/LegWaxKaraoke