Andrew Ball, a first year sports therapy student, has raised over £5,000 for Bipolar UK and now adds more to that total after he and his friends got their legs waxed.
Andrew’s Mum had bipolar; a mental illness that affects moods giving people severe highs and lows. She passed away when he was 8 years old and since then Andrew has decided to do whatever he can in order to help others who suffer.
Andrew started a ‘just giving’ page for the charity in September 2013, and has raised money by doing a skydive, cake sales, charity parties, car washes and now, a leg wax.
Andrew, John Ripley, Dylan Modeste and Ross Maclean got their legs waxed in the Student’s Union on November the 18th and sold cakes for donations to the charity.
In total they raised £75 on the day but still have donations coming in online from friends and family at home.
Due to his fundraising for the charity, hundreds of people have nominated him for the Bipolar UK Fundraiser of the year award and has been picked for the final top three. The results for this will be announced in January.