When Gary MacPhee volunteered to have his legs waxed to raise money for cancer, he had no idea how painful it would be.
“It’s really, really painful,” the 30-year-old professional cookery student at Dundee and Angus College said after the procedure.
“I thought once the first one was done it would be easier, plane sailing, but every single pull was horrible.
“I was very, very close to crying. It’s hard to describe the pain.
“I have nae idea how women go through that, women seem to have it done again.
Gary had his legs waxed last week alongside Director of Curriculum and Attainment Kevin Murphy and Head of Estates Billy Grace as part of a fundraiser in memory of hair-dressing lecturer Wendy Wigley, who passed away suddenly at the end of last year after a short battle with cancer.
Gary said it had been a spur of the moment decision to participate.
“We were on break and a girl from my class said they were doing it and said it would be funny if someone from our class did it, and I thought hey, ‘I’ll go and ask them, volunteer myself’,” he said.
“Cancer affect everybody, whether you have it or you know somebody who had it.
“I’ve lost an aunty to it 10 years ago so it has affected me.
“It just goes without saying, it’s a great cause.”
Neither Kevin or Billy had been waxed before, and were a bit apprehensive coming up to it.
“I’ve watched my wife doing it and I’ve always said can I give it a shot, and she’s said ‘ok, I’ll give you a shot if you let me do yours’ so I’ve always said no,” Billy said.
“But it’s for charity so that’s ok.”
Kevin said he had worked closely with Wendy as she was in his department.
“It’s sad that it’s happened to someone so young,” he said.
“We’re having a laugh that this is a bit painful but it’s for a good cause.”