RAF Coningsby personnel are waxed for charity

Senior Aircraftman Jason Thomas had his back and chest waxed for charity EMN-140404-132236001
Senior Aircraftman Jason Thomas had his back and chest waxed for charity EMN-140404-132236001

Brave personnel from RAF Coningsby were waxed for charity at Lincoln College as part of an assessment day for students.

The group of 11 acted as models for beauty therapy students and four of them were sponsored to have parts of their bodies waxed.

They first received hot stone massages and donated £5 from the cost of their treatment to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Corporals Matt Weale, Paul Weldrick, Aaron Freer and Senior Aircraftman Jason Thomas were brave enough to be waxed.

Cpl Weldrick, who had his chest and back waxed, said: “We tend to do quite a lot of charity activity at the RAF base, but the waxing has been the most painful yet.

“This was my first ever wax and it was quite an enjoyable experience.

“The most painful area was around the nipples - the hot stone massage beforehand was definitely a great way to prepare.”

The NQG Level 3 Beauty Therapy students carried out the massages and were being assessed as part of their course, while the waxing was done by VRQ Level 2 students.

Lecturer in Beauty Therapy at the college Sharon Croft organised the event with her husband RAF Flight Sergeant John Croft.

Their sun, Ben, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Ben, 21, was diagnosed at the age of nine, and is a former student at the college, having studied for a BTEC Diploma in Music.

“The idea for the pleasure and pain event came to mind when my husband John suggested that the squadron needed a team bonding session,” said Sharon.

“The lads who received the waxes were so brave, some even went the extra mile and had additional areas of their bodies waxed.

“This is one of just a number of events we have done to raise money for charity - in the past we have held pamper evenings raising over £1,000 for The Pink Ribbon Foundation.”

The group has raised over £400 so far, and you can sponsor the RAF team by visiting their JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/coningsbycommsflt.