Charity body wax to raise funds killer condition research
A MAN is set to push his pain threshold to the limit to raise money for a charity close to his heart.
Leon Bond has agreed to undergo a full body wax later this month<02> to raise money for vital research to be carried out on motor neurone disease.
The 32-year-old, of Priory Walk, Sudbury choose to fundraise for the Motor Neurone Disease Association after watching his partner’s father have his life ripped apart as a result of suffering from the terminal condition.
The EADT reported in October how Chris Olley, 49, of Long Melford, has become the face of a hard-hitting national campaign to raise awareness of the condition he was diagnosed with in January 2007.
The 49-year-old’s face has been em blazoned across the back of a fleet of white vans travelling up and down the country.
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Now Mr Bond, 32, an air-conditioning engineer, hopes his bravery in letting a salon worker loose with waxing strips on his body can help Mr Olley get the message across about the little-known condition.
But the Cornard Crusader Sunday footballer didn’t have a lot of choice in how he would be lending a hand.
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“We were discussing doing some fundraising events for the Motor Neurone Association then I was informed I was booked in for a full body wax,” he said. “The test strip was quite painful but I have to go through with it.
“We just want to create awareness and raise money for research.
“Chris is as brave as ever but he is finding things a lot harder but still has a smile on his face and we just want to do something to help out.”
Spa Haven in North Street, Sudbury will be the venue for the waxing session on February 27. It will coincide with collections around the town and Mr Bond and his partner Rebbecca Olley are promising it will be the first of several events.
To sponsor Mr Bond either visit Spa Haven to fill out a form, or log onto the fundraising website: www.justgiving.com/christopher-olley.
For more information about motor neurone disease, which kills five people in the UK everyday, visit: www.mndassociation.org.