MORE than £6000 has been raised for new seating in Helston’s Epworth Hall, following brave men having their heads shaved, and one man even having his legs waxed!

On Saturday evening (October 14) five men had their hair shaved off to help raise money for new seats in the Epworth Hall. 

The second-hand seating already in the hall is in desperate need of replacement of new seats, with better accessibility for those who are disabled. The overall cost for the seats to be replaced with new ones will be around £90,000. 

Falmouth Packet: Rev Danny with his new 'do'Rev Danny with his new 'do' (Image: Rev Danny Reed)Helston Central Methodist Church’s Rev Danny Reed was just one of those five men who ‘braved the shave’. Danny told the Packet: “The evening went superbly, and we have approximately raised £6,500 for new seating in Epworth Hall.

“I am so delighted that us head shavers and one leg wax raised over £6,000 for the new seats in the Epworth Hall.

“So chuffed, thanks, everyone.”

However, since having his head shaved Rev Danny told the Packet that his ears have been a bit ‘chilly’ but was given a hat on the evening to keep him warm.

The men had their heads shaved by Harry Charleston, and their partners whilst Clare O Hare focused on waxing the leg of one man who wanted to take part but didn’t have any hair on his head to shave.

Falmouth Packet: As well as the head shaving there was also a bingo and a raffle As well as the head shaving there was also a bingo and a raffle (Image: Rev Danny Reed)As well as the head shaving there was also a bingo and raffle held which raised another £1,000.

The money raised during the evening will now go towards helping to raise a further £84,000 to purchase the new seats.

Rev Danny also revealed there will be several other fundraising events coming up in the next few months to help raise more funds. He said: “We have a few other bits and bobs happening in the pipeline.

“We have a wreath-making event in the run-up to Christmas, a coffee morning and members of Helston Theatre Company are hosting a concert on November 11.”


Epworth Hall in Coinagehall Street is currently used for regular theatre productions, including as the home of Helston Theatre Company, as well as dance and judo groups, the Flora Day rehearsals each year and some community events.

Epworth Hall manager, Sarah Reed told the Packet: “The seats at the minute have a limited life span because they were bought second-hand and although they are great, a new set would give people with an added disability more help with a handrail mounted up the steps and lights on the steps to guide them during performances.”