Letchworth Foodbank the winner as North Hertfordshire College tutor has body waxed and shaved

Business tutor Tom Golds pictured with hairdressing student Elvis Figueira, who did the honours as p

Business tutor Tom Golds pictured with hairdressing student Elvis Figueira, who did the honours as part of his VRQ Certificate in Barbering, and hairdressing lecturer Beverley Williams. - Credit: Archant

A college tutor has admitted having different parts of his body waxed and shaved – including his eyebrows – wasn’t quite what he bargained for when challenging his students to help those in need.

Tom Golds from North Hertfordshire College agreed to wax his legs if 250 cans of tinned food were collected as part of a National Citizen Service project to support community causes.

The business tutor also set a higher target of 1,000 cans which was subsequently reached, meaning he had to also have his head, beard and eyebrows shaved by hair and beauty students at a finale event on Friday.

In total more than 1,300 cans were collected by students, which will be split between Herts Young Homeless and Letchworth Foodbank – which serves the town, Hitchin and Baldock.

Afterwards, Tom said: “When I made the deal I didn’t really expect that they would go all the way. Obviously I’m not thrilled about having my head, beard and eyebrows shaved and my legs waxed, but I’m incredibly proud of all of the business students who went above and beyond to do something fantastic for our community.”

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Letchworth Foodbank’s Ita McGill, who attended the event, said: “This is such a big donation for us, it’s excellent. The students have obviously found out which types of food are best to donate and it’s great to see younger people taking an interest. There’s so much here it will keep us supplied until 2016!”

Level 3 business student George Dudziall added: “The whole experience has been really rewarding.

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“Seeing all the cans and all the hard work we’ve put in makes me want to do it again, but on a bigger, more challenging scale. I wonder what we could get Tom to do if we collected 5,000 cans?”

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