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Sat, 2001-03-10 00:00

A group of male college students braved having their legs waxed to help raise money for good causes.

The Uniformed Public Services students at East Durham College in Peterlee organised a number of charity fundraising events last week to raise money for their chosen charities.

The students split up into teams to compete with each other to see who could raise the most money. They had stalls to guess how many sweets are in the jar, guess the name of the teddy and a sponsored leg waxing.

So far the teams have raised over £150 which will be divided between St. Dunstan’s Hospital for Ex. Service Personnel, The Royal British Legion and North East Air Ambulance.

Gill Draper, Course Leader for Uniformed Public Services, said: “I’m very proud of the hard work, and bravery, the students have put in to raise money for such worthy charities.

“The course aims to teach the students about the sacrifices that others have made to ensure our freedom, so it is particularly noteworthy that they themselves have chosen two of the charities from this field.”

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