Eight theatre technicians and crew members will brave a painful leg wax at the Backstage Charity Challenge tomorrow (Saturday 10th December) on stage in front of a live audience at 10am.
The team is raising money for the charity organisation Orchid which helps save mens’ lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through pioneering research and promoting awareness.
Michael Hoyle, organiser of the Backstage Charity Challenge, said: “One of our old crew members suffered from testicular cancer and my granddad has prostate cancer so it’s a cause quite dear to me. So many people are affected by the disease and I started to think about how I could go about increasing awareness.
“We hope to make it a national annual event and to do different things each year. We want to get theatres throughout the country involved to help spread the awareness and raise money.
“So far we’ve raised about £1,000 in sponsorship and to reach £2,000 would be fantastic. Collection boxes will be at the theatre on the day of the event if people would like to leave donations.
“Leg waxing seemed like a good idea at the time! It will be a great thing for people to come and watch and it’s a chance for the crew to come out from behind the curtain and show our faces. We’re going to have a laugh with it and hopefully raise a nice amount of money for a great cause.”
If you want to go along and watch some funny – albeit painful – hair removal for a good cause and to make a donation to charity on the day, visit the Lincoln Theatre Royal tomorrow at 10am.
You can also donate money via www.justgiving.com/Backstage-Charity-Challenge/ or text BSCC50 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.