Toe-curling activities at Z1 for Children in Need

Curtis Crawford gets his head shaved for Children in Need by Lauren from Paul's Barbers.
Curtis Crawford gets his head shaved for Children in Need by Lauren from Paul's Barbers.

GIVING to charity is not usually a painful process, but members of Girvan Youth Trust decided up their appeal for Children in Need by taking part in some toe-curling activities.

Z1 bar staff Chloe, Charlotte and Clare endured two hours sitting in cold custard for the 85-year-old BBC fundraising appeal, and And Beyond’s Leam and Josh and Z1 staff member Martin Smith volunteered to have their legs waxed by Daydreams Beauty’s Carol Baillie. Curtis Crawford also braved the shears and had his head shaved by Lauren from Paul’s Barbers.

The custard bath was the brainchild of 17-year-old Charlotte, who had been inspired by a baked bean bathe survived by one of her predecessors a couple of years earlier.

Despite being a bit chilly - and tasting horrible according to all three girls! - Charlotte maintained they were having good fun.

Fresh from their first waxing experience, 16-year-olds Leam and Josh were focussing on the positive.

“I was at college one day and got told by Leam that I was having it done,” said Josh. “I didn’t get much of an option!”

He admitted it had been as painful as he had expected, but was pleased with the money he had managed to raise in sponsorship.

More Choices More Chances Coordinator Martin said it was absolute peer pressure that led to his involvement.

“It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be but I’m sure some of the staff were peeling slower than they should have,” he said. Thanks to the younsters’ efforts Z1 was able to contribute £300 to the more than £2,700,000 raised through the Children in Need 2012 television appeal.