Men will be feeling the pain and the glory on Saturday February 22nd, as they get waxed and polished for a catwalk moment in aid of charity.

Alex Jones of Boogie Bounce Isle of Lewis has come up with the glamorous event as a way of supporting Western Isles Association for Mental Health – at the same time as making sure people get a night out unlike any they’ve been to before.

Ten men have stepped forward as volunteers to get waxed, dressed up and to strut their stuff on the catwalk – all with video cameras running so people can later enjoy the agony and excitement of getting ready.

A disco, kids’ party, games and buffet will be going on while they are suffering, so that everyone is revved up for the catwalk moment, when all the men will strut their stuff in competition for the top spot as best-dressed catwalk star – with a dinner for two at the Harris and Lewis Smokehouse as a prize.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the competitors will then be put through 15/20 minutes of Boogie Bounce, with their moves being judged by the audience. The winner of that contest will get a meal for four at the Crown Inn and a £20 voucher from D J Macdonald.

The whole night is to be staged at Back Football and Recreation Club, with doors opening at 5.45pm and Toby the Tiger at the door to greet everyone and pose for selfies.

Alex told welovestornoway.com: “It’s just a bit of fun – getting men out of their comfort zone. Those that are taking part are obviously getting nervous and some are terrified of the leg wax, but they’re excited too.

“The whole event will be super fun, with lots of kids entertainment and refreshments for adults. And anyone who can’t make it along but wants to support our good cause can make a donation via https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/menswaxandboogiebounce"

For more information follow the event via Alex’s page at https://www.facebook.com/Boogie-Bounce-Isle-of-Lewis-2025148994403431/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

The pictures show one of the few men prepared to give Boogie Bounce a try, Calum, and Toby the Tiger, who’ll be greeting guests at the event.