GETTING waxed for a good cause helped ease the pain for an employee at a supermarket.
Scott Quade, a team leader on counters at Sainsbury’s Farlington, got his chest waxed to raise money for charity.
The store, in Fitzherbert Road, recently chose Pompey in the Community as its charity of the year.
Scott, 21, got his chest waxed in the front of the store while customers and mascots from the charity watched on.
He said: ‘As a big Pompey fan, Pompey in the Community is a charity close to my heart.
‘The work it does is great and I think it makes a real difference to the children it helps.
‘It is good to get the support from them.’
Scott has managed to raise £160 so far with donations still coming in.
Lesley Powell, PR manager at the store, added: ‘We are delighted to be raising money for our new local charity partner, Pompey in the Community.
‘Our first fundraising event was organised by one of our team leaders in the store.
‘Scott, in a moment of madness, decided that he would have his chest waxed and raise some funds for the charity.
‘At the front of the store, he endured the pain of having his chest waxed, encouraged by the clink of money going into the bucket.’
Tasha Olford, a beautician and manager of Southsea Beauty, Laser and Spa, in Palmerston Road, took control of the waxing.
Scott added: ‘I wanted someone professional to do it so it would hurt less.
‘Somebody mentioned letting staff pull off the strips but I don’t think I could have handled that.
‘But I am glad that I have done it.’
Pompey in the Community offers a range of activities for young people and children to keep them active.
Clare Martin, from the charity, said: ‘He was a brave man to do this and what a great amount of money raised.’