Hair-raising times at Gretna

A WELL grown moustache and a hairy chest is all that was need to raise awareness for men’s health issues at the Gretna Green Hotel last Wednesday evening. Todd Jarvis, 20, of Magra, had most of his body hair waxed and shaved after spending the month of November growing a well-groomed moustache for Movember – the fundraising month for men’s health.

Amongst the large crowd in attendance was Todd’s grandmother, Jan Ransley, who had the pleasure of pulling the first wax strip off her grandsons chest! Mikayla Lathey from Classic Hair Design in Moonah was their to make sure all Todd’s hair came off smoothly. Todd raised $700 during the evening, with paying to have a turn ripping off the wax strips off or just donating to the cause.

The biggest donations came from a group that put up $120, along with Phil and Colleen Sharpe of the Gretna Green Hotel who put up $100 as did the Gretna Cricket Club of which Todd is a member. Todd’s girlfriend Amanda McCall had the pleasure of removing her partners moustache – I’m sure she wont miss it.

At the end the evening Todd received a round of applause from all, not only for enduring the painful hair removal but for his support of men’s health issues during the month. “It was more than worth it,” Todd said afterwards. He also said a big thank you to Mikayla Lathey, Phil and Colleen Sharpe, Ben Shaw, the Gretna Cricket Club, all those who also donated, and not forgetting his mum Trudy for holding his hand through the waxing.    

Story and pictures by Wade Gleeson
Amanda McCall tackles Todd Jarvis’ moustache

The crowd at the Gretna Green Hotel

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