Thursday, 19 October 2017

Ouch! Barmen have strip torn off them... for charity

A MEN’S leg wax at a pub in Watlington raised almost £2,000 for Cancer Research.

A MEN’S leg wax at a pub in Watlington raised almost £2,000 for Cancer Research.

Tarina Croxford, landlord of the Carriers Arms in Hill Road, organised the event to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of her father, Michael Wheeler, from stomach cancer.

Bar staff Robbie Britton and Bobby Debrow donned wigs and make-up as they had their legs, chests and armpits waxed alongside pub regulars Robert and Chris Collins, of Ash Close, Watlington. Former beautician Kate Quartmain carried out the waxing.

There was also a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.

Mrs Croxford, 53, said she was delighted with the support from her regulars. “I normally donate every year to Cancer Research but this year I thought I’d do something a bit different,” she said. “You couldn’t move in the pub because it was absolutely packed.”

Mrs Croxford bought the pub in August after giving up work as a minibus driver for Oxford City Council. She ran the Brickmakers Arms in Wheeler End for more than six years in the Nineties.

“I always knew I would go back into pubs eventually,” she said. “I was going to buy a hotel in Blackpool but that fell through so I bought this place instead.”

She had been a regular customer at the Carriers Arms for 30 years and said: “I am not changing an awful lot because it is a busy pub already.”

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