Louth grandfather’s backwax raises over £1,000 for charity after daughter’s inspiration


A Louth grandfather’s brave back wax has raised more than £1,000 for local family support charity Home-Start East Lindsey .

Stuart Waumsley, 73, took to the waxing table at the Grimsby Institute’s Graduate Salon in Aswell Street in Louth after learning about his daughter’s volunteer work for Home Start.

And now the donations have all been counted we can announce that Stuart raised a fantastic £1,002.48.

Stuart, a man of few words, said on hearing the news of the final total: “That’s just great and I will continue to give my support, while there is still hair to wax!”

Students Abbey Thornley and Carla Milliner performed the back wax at the Graduate Salon.

Despite it being their first time and them being in front of an audience and cameras they held their nerve and made Stuart’s experience as comfortable as possible.

The beauty students from the Graduate Salon also helped boost Stuart’s fundraising efforts by selling balloons and offering back massages for donations and holding a beauty treatment raffle.

Kathryn Laverack, community fundraising co-ordinator at Home-Start East Lindsey said: “We are all so impressed with Stuart’s bravery, the students’ professionalism and everyone’s efforts in raising funds for the challenge.”

“A very big thank you to all involved.”