Slug and Lettuce in Chester is calling on its customers to help it raise money for Help for Heroes, by joining them for an army-themed night at the bar.

The team at the bar on Bridge Street will be digging out the camouflage and dressing up in military fancy dress this Saturday 23rd February for a night, in honour of our servicemen and women.

Bar staff have pledged to have their heads shaved and legs and chests waxed in full view in the bar, in return for sponsorship donations for Help for Heroes.

Slug and Lettuce’s manager, Amy Willson said, “This is the second year we have chosen Help for Heroes as our special charity and as well as raising hundreds of pounds last year we had a brilliant day. So much so the team were quick to volunteer for the waxing and shaving challenge this year, although the closer we get to the date there are a few nerves flying around!”

“It’s such as worthy charity and one that our customers, whatever their circumstances, are always keen to support,” she added. “We hope that lots of people join us from 7pm on 23rd when the pain and public humiliation will begin!”

Each of the seventy-one Slug and Lettuce bars up and down the country will be hosting its own fundraising event or challenge for Help for Heroes over the course of the next few weeks. “Our bars are fantastic supporters of charity and for many of them, they have a special local cause close to their hearts”, said Nicola Stuart, Slug and Lettuce’s Brand Development Manager, “But every year, for one month, all the bars come together and choose a single charity to fundraise for. For the second year in a row our managers have chosen Help for Heroes. Last year we raised just over £21,000 and hope that this year we can beat that target.”