Close shave, dancing and social group raise vital funds for hospice

Andrew Lisette, Bury St Edmunds TSB manager, loses his leg hair thanks to expert waxing from Jane Waterhouse, of ATA Beauty ANL-160605-142942001
Andrew Lisette, Bury St Edmunds TSB manager, loses his leg hair thanks to expert waxing from Jane Waterhouse, of ATA Beauty ANL-160605-142942001
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A close shave, an evening of dance and a social group have raised thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds.

Andrew Lisette, manager at TSB in Guildhall Street, had his legs waxed and facial hair removed to raise more than £300 for the vital charity.

Bridget Alexander, of the Bury Friends group, with Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care Community Fund-raiser ANL-160605-142929001

Bridget Alexander, of the Bury Friends group, with Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care Community Fund-raiser ANL-160605-142929001

Rachel Card, hospice corporate fund-raiser, and Jane Waterhouse, owner of ATA Beauty, in Stowmarket, took on the waxing and clipping duties. Rachel said: “I would like to say a well done to Andrew. He took the leg waxing like a man and didn’t make a sound throughout.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Lisette

On a Friday evening. the Harley Street Band performed popular tunes from the 1960s to present day at Moreton Hall Community Cente.

The event was organised by Sam and Ben Jackson, of Icklingham, who witnessed first hand the care and support offered by the hospice when they lost family members and close friends.

Ben and Sam Jackson hand funds raised at a disco to Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care Community Fund-raiser ANL-160605-142918001

Ben and Sam Jackson hand funds raised at a disco to Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care Community Fund-raiser ANL-160605-142918001

Ticket sales and a raffle at the event made £2,600.

The hospice has thanked the Bury Friends Group for raising £15,325, since it launched in 2011, for the charity. The group has held events such as cheese and wines nights, luncheons and music nights. It recently handed over a cheque from its latest Bridge for Fun afternoon.

Rachel Card, St Nicholas Hospice Care corporate fund-raiser, with a clean shaven Andrew Lisette, of Bury St Edmunds TSB ANL-160605-142904001

Rachel Card, St Nicholas Hospice Care corporate fund-raiser, with a clean shaven Andrew Lisette, of Bury St Edmunds TSB ANL-160605-142904001