WEST Cheshire College has helped four youngsters raise money for a worthy cause by crossing the pain barrier.
Phillip Williams, from Ellesmere Port, along with Brian Coomes, Barry Witham and Craig Musgrave, from Chester, had their legs waxed at the college's hair and beauty school in the town to raise money for the Prince's Trust Volunteer Programme, of which they are members.
The programme is a 12-week personal development training scheme which enables 16- to 25-year-olds to develop their confidence, motivation and skills through teamwork in the community.
It is a structured programme of activities which supports skills development and leads to nationally recognised qualifications.
The money raised will go towards helping them complete their two-week community-based project, sprucing up the gardens which surround Lache's community centre.
Phillip, who organised the leg-waxing, said: 'We need to raise about £800 to fund our community project in Lache and so far we're just over half-way there. I suggested having our legs waxed and the others all got roped in.'
Craig said: 'It's worth it for all the charity money but I definitely won't be doing it again.'
Members of the hair and beauty Level 2 group, Naomi Slater, Megan Williams, Lucia Greer and Amanda Staples, were more than happy to offer their services in the lads' charity bid.
Kerry Martinez, curriculum leader at the college, said: 'We're always happy to do all we can to help good causes such as the Prince's Trust and I really do think that, despite the screams, they were all very brave.'
The team has raised about £445 towards the community project and are already planning other activities, including five-a-side football matches, bag-packing in Asda and car-washing, to help them hit their goal.