FOUR brave mates are set to bare all for charity.
Carl Simkins, Lee Ward, James Mathieson and Richard Pearson will be doing The Full Monty routine at the Castrol Club in Ellesmere Port.
They will be stripping at a fundraising night this Friday in aid of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Doors open at the Whitby Road club at 7pm. There will be a band, DJ and raffle.
Carl, 22, a builder from Great Sutton, said: “My dad Brian was in the hospice 10 years ago with lung cancer.
“The staff were fabulous, just amazing. But they get no Government money, it’s all from things like sponsorship.”
Of the strip show, he said: “My wife Rebecca went to a show and saw The Full Monty in aid of a kids charity, and that gave me the idea to do it myself.
“I’ve never done anything like this before, although I was stripped on my stag do – but not by choice.
“So I got together with my mates, all Port lads, and we have been practising the routine in my living room.
“I’m starting to worry what the neighbours might think.
“Rebecca says I’m quite out-going so she expects me to do something like this, but I am still a bit apprehensive.”
The one-off show by Carl, guard Lee, estate agent James and chef Richard has made £500 so far, with them selling 100 tickets at £5 a piece.
Carl thanked his wife Rebecca, his mum Cath, Richie’s Rolls and Toni’s Fish Bar in Thelwall Road for jointly buying the costumes, and Sew Margaret for adjusting them so they rip off easily come the lads’ big reveal on stage.
And he thanked Professional Cookware and Papermill of Cheshire Oaks, the Vue Cinema at The Coliseum, and Chester Zoo among others for providing raffle prizes for the evening.