RICHARD Hester is preparing to endure pain to raise money for Children in Need on Friday.

He has volunteered to have his chest waxed while the manager of the care home where he lives will relax in a paddling pool full of baked beans.

The challenges are part of an open day being held at Sandsground in Highworth.

Richard, whose cerebral palsy means he has to use a wheelchair, came up with both ideas to raise money for the nationwide campaign.

“I like doing things for other people,” he told the Advertiser. “I don’t think about me being in a wheelchair.”

Other staff at the Choice Care Group home on Swindon Road are volunteering to go in the stocks and have wet sponges chucked at them or face custard pies.

The afternoon also features a visit from animal handling experience firm Zoolab and some of their creatures, face painting and if possible, a chance for children to take a closer look at a fire engine.

Parking is available at the gold course and the event runs between 2 and 5pm. Anyone wanting to donate to Children in Need in their name can do so online at