These York students waxed their legs and ran across campus naked for charity
You wouldn’t catch me doing the ‘mankini mile’ at this time of year
For the last 26 days, a dedicated team of four York students have been committing acts of varying degradation in order to raise money for four different charities.
Ever hear of killing four birds with one stone? Avee Dhandwar, Ben Smith, Tom Cadman and Dan Proud – also known as ABCD – have so far raised a massive £1,000 pounds for their chosen charities.
At great personal risk, the boys dyed their hair in varying repulsive shades of the rainbow. The daring gents have co-ordinated their new hair colours with their respective charities – Green for SASH (Avee), Green again for Shelterbox (Ben), Blue for York Mind (Tom) and Pink for Dementia UK (Dan). A man's pride is in his mane, and thus our selfless heroes decided to ruin their best assets.
The boys next step was to bathe in the freezing waters of the unforgiving North (a standard issue bath with 50 bags of ice from Morrisons poured in), in what must surely have been their most challenging obstacle to date.
Not content with merely freezing themselves in one element – ABCD – as they shall now be colloquially known as for all time, next undertook the intense battle of public humiliation. That famous and under appreciated garment, the mankini.
Dubbed the "mankini mile", ABCD ran in the (more or less) nude in a circuit around Hes West, attracting and scandalising in equal measure, but most importantly begging the question, "what the hell possessed them to do such a thing?" The answer: their generous hearts.
Next up, they took a step back and decided to go into ghost mode…brightly coloured, publicly exhibited ghost mode. Morph suits are uncomfortable and unnerving, which is exactly how any regular student would have felt upon being confronted with such a sight.
The objective of creating a hubbub of gossip surrounding their charitable endeavours was surely achieved by this stunt.
Almost at the end of their titanic mission, ABCD now decided on pain as the next enemy to be defeated. Leg waxing is most commonly undertaken by the more feminine individuals in our society. Undeterred by gender norms and determined to shake the foundations of our beliefs, ABCD grabbed the bull by the horns (or the leg by the hair) and went full 40-Year Old Virgin. Warning – some of you may find this next image disturbing.
Personally, I would only do this if someone had a gun to my dog's head, but these four exceptional men will stop at nothing in their quest to help others, regardless of pain, humiliation, or partially self-abusive acts.
The final task for ABCD was a trek to conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Hopefully their new aerodynamic design, thanks to the shaved legs, would help them climb the mountains in record time.
We have just completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge! Whilst we couldn’t complete the usual task of completing all three peaks in 12 hours due to a lack of day light we ended up walking slightly further and did a total of just over 35 miles whilst going over Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Thank you all for following our route.. we even managed a short Facebook Live! All that’s left now for the ABCD Charity Month is the ‘sexy’ car wash this Wednesday and the release of our Beach Boys cover charity single. Much love, ABCD Xx https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=TheABCDCharityMonth&isTeam=true
Next week, the boys will be holding a very sexy charity car wash for anyone who needs four, semi-shaven, highly colourful gentlemen to drape themselves over their car with some soap and sponges.
As a final hurrah, ABCD will be releasing their charity single under their new band name – The Bleach Boys.
These guys have put in a fantastic shift and raised over a thousand pounds for four different charities. Their inventive and tireless efforts have brought amusement to many, and sheer horror to many more.
A massive thank you!!! As we are approaching the end of the ABCD Charity Month we have just passed our second goal of £1000! We’re currently on nearly £1,200 and have been overwhelmed by the amount of support you guys have given us! We’re just setting off to Ribblehead for the biggest of our tasks – the Yorkshire Three Peaks! Apparently there’s no signal so no Facebook Live this time but we’ll keep you posted when we can! Please keep sending in whatever you can, we have a lovely treat in store for you if we reach the big £2K #frontpagespread #borat Much love, ABCD Xx