A hair-raising way to collect cash for charity

By Connie Osborne Friday 02 November 2012 Updated: 02/11 08:29

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A PAIR of fearless fund-raisers took on a hair-raising challenge to raise money and awareness of a rare brain condition.

Wesley Coleman and Richard Tingley had their legs and chests waxed on Wednesday (October 31) at St Andrew's Church in Church Hill to raise money for the charity Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension UK.

The condition affects between one and two people in every 100,000 and causes the space around the brain to fill with a water like fluid putting pressure on the brain and causing headaches, double vision, difficulty using and understanding words and balance issues.

The event was organised by Richard's girlfriend Becks, whose mother Maria Tomes suffers with the condition.

Mrs Tomes said: "Often doctors don't know what the condition is and not many people have heard of it. We just want to raise as much awareness as possible and help as many people as we can. The boys were brilliant, they deserve medals."

The family have raised around £100 so far. Visit www.justgiving.com/mark-and-maria-tomes to donate or call 07772 013708 to discuss future fund-raising events.

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