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Beauty therapy students at Bath College raised over £100 for the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG) during a charity wax-off.

 

Myles Woodward, Matt Slocombe and Emeillo Pieraccini braved the pain and opted for a leg, armpit or chest wax.

 

Visitors to the college salon, which is open to the public, were also offered hand and arm massages.

 

Maisie Mead, 17, from Keynsham took the lead for the fundraising event, helping to decorate the beauty salon with balloons.

 

She said: “I think they’re very brave because a lot of people said ‘I don’t want to have my legs waxed’.

 

“It’s great they’re doing it and it’s for a good cause. It’s a good laugh. We’re all friends and it’s nice to get everyone together.”

 

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The BCUSG, a volunteer-run charity, fundraises for facilities for cancer patients attending the Royal United Hospital Bath.

 

Sixteen-year-old student Bryher Jones, from Radstock, was keen to collect money for the charity after seeing the work it does first-hand.

 

She said: “My best friend’s mum had throat cancer. She overcame it, but had throat problems all her life.

 

“The cancer unit was there for my friend’s mum so it’s quite close to my heart. I just thought it was a good charity to support.”

 

Bath College lecturer Joanne James said: “They have organised it themselves and I’m really impressed with what they’ve achieved.

 

“They’re also talking about doing something for Sport Relief. Their enthusiasm is great, and they are a great bunch.”

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