The town’s MP was among 14 brave men who got waxed in aid of charity at the weekend.
Upstairs in The Enterprise Centre, beauty therapists from local salons set up their beauty couches and wax strips to provide the men with a beauty treatment they will never forget.
Stephen Lloyd MP was first up to get his pins all silky smooth, followed by Leader of the Council, David Tutt, who opted for a back wax.
Amongst the other volunteers were Peter Montgomery, from Monty’s Taxis, and Star Wars villain, Kylo Ren.
Members of the public donated cash on the day to pull strips off the volunteers and the men had been busy collecting sponsorship for a few weeks in the run up to the big day.
The beauty therapists, who offered their services and resources free of charge, included Monique and Kirsty from Halo Hair and Beauty, Pembury Road, and Annabelle and Aysha from The Doll’s House, opening in Albert Parade next month.
By Sunday evening (November 19), the total stood at more than £1,700 – a fantastic sum which will go towards the running of the Embrace Centre and to support local families.
There is still time to donate, should you wish to, using the Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/embrace-eastsussex/embracethewax
Embrace is an Eastbourne-based charity, supporting parents and carers through their advocacy service and providing special sensory sessions throughout the week for children with special educational needs and disabilities, such as: messy play, singing and signing and a Saturday club. Embrace is fully inclusive and welcomes all children, no matter their age, ability and needs.
They can be found at the centre in The Old Printworks, Wharf Road, or for more information visit their website: www.embraces.org.uk