A #GENERALWATCH fundraising campaign in support of Manorlands has seen the ante upped.

David Hall, of Crossflatts, had his chest waxed last Thursday.

The 48-year-old underwent the hair-erasing experience in response to a challenge posed by friend and fellow fundraiser Lee Bailey.

And afterwards Mr Hall told his pal: “I am going to get you back for this – there will be another challenge coming your way!”

Mr Hall posted video footage on Facebook of his waxing experience – and £461 was raised.

Also as part of the #GeneralWatch effort, Mr Hall’s son Joe organised a football card initiative which netted £100. Winner Stephen George donated his prize back into the pot.

People of all ages are getting involved. Some of two-year-old Albie Bennett’s toys were sold online, raising £18.

“This kind act just personifies how much this fundraiser has captured the imagination of everyone in the community,” said Mr Bailey, aka The General, who is currently growing his hair in readiness for it shaving.

“With the bank holiday weekend looming, we are planning more fundraising ideas to keep the momentum going.”

The #GeneralWatch campaign has now raised over £4,680 and is aiming to break through the £5,000 mark.

Donate at justgiving.com/fundraising/crossflattsleebailey.

Manorlands provides palliative and day therapy care to patients with life-limiting conditions.

Support is given at the hospice and in the community, across a wide area.

All services are free to patients and their loved ones, but it costs £10,000 a day to keep the hospice doors open.