BRAVE Mandurah businessmen are part of a ripping new campaign: Wax for a Wish.
Make-A-Wish is challenging men around the country to wince through a few moments of wax-induced pain, all to help make wishes come true.
Hairy businessmen around Mandurah are participating to raise funds, helping to make wishes come true for more than 2000 young people diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.
The goal of Mandurah’s Hairless Wonders is to raise $20,000 to assist in granting wishes in Mandurah. One beneficiary will be Assumption Catholic Primary School student Xavier Westcott.
The seven-year-old was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2013 and has undergone intense treatment with plenty of hospital stays.
His mother Jody said Xavier would finish his last session of chemotherapy on October 18 and then there would be annual reviews.
“We are trying to get some kind of a normal life back,” she said. “There is a chance he could relapse though.”
Make-A-Wish are sending Xavier and his family to Australia Zoo in Queensland in November.
“Xavier is all ready,” Mrs Westcott said.
“He really deserves it with everything he’s been through.”
To donate, visit Wax for a Wish.
Mandurah’s Hairless Wonders
Brad Mather Elite Air Conditioning
Leighton Yates The Stage Door Restaurant chief executive and Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation chairman
Jason Hutchen Red Manna Restaurant owner
Squinty Radio presenter 97.3 Coast FM and professional DJ
Stephen Carter Account Manager/Presenter 97.3 Coast FM
Paul Turnor The Good Guys Mandurah
Mike Holleyman Port Mandurah Removals
Les Rimmer Rimmer Painting Service
Shane Jones City of Mandurah councillor
Dave Schumacher The Hairless Wonders captain
Mitchel Moroney Moroney & Ass Accountants
WHAT: Businssesmen will have their legs, arms, chest or backs waxed
WHERE: the MiLi Ladies Markets at Rushton Park
WHEN: Friday, December 9 6pm to 9pm. Waxing to start at 7pm
WHY: ladies can bid to tear off the first strip of wax.