IT’S enough to make any man wince.

Dubbed the ‘Boyzilla’, it’s a beauty procedure which involves hot wax and intense pain in some very delicate areas.

But six teammates from a village cricket club are determined to go through with the ordeal to raise £500 for a hospice which cared for their close friend.

Mike Willis, former landlord of the Tite Inn in Chadlington, near Chipping Norton, died on July 29 after a three year battle with prostate cancer.

Tomorrow, James Kelly, Mark Lambert, Sam Bunney, Tom Cleevely, Richard Ingram and Freddie Magee, all from Chadlington Cricket Club, will brave the wax in aid of Katharine House Hospice, near Banbury.

Mr Kelly, who lives in Chadlington, said hundreds of people lost a “great friend” when Mr Willis died. He said: “During his final days, Mike was looked after fantastically by the selfless and amazing people at Katharine House Hospice, who, every day, care for terminally ill people in their final weeks and provide immeasurable support and guidance to their relatives.

“Thanks to them, Mike spent his last few days in a comfortable, tranquil environment dedicated to his 24-hour care.”

Mr Kelly admitted the men were nervous about the waxing, which takes place at Nicetouch Beauty in Chipping Norton.

He said: “If you knew Mike, you’d know that he had a wicked sense of humour, which never, ever left him. We will receive a professional and painless waxing of our private parts. Well... professional anyway! For the next few weeks we will be itching!”

He added: “Mike would have loved the idea of these guys being plucked in his honour. I am sure he will be watching on – with tears of laughter.”

Laura Ludlow, owner of Nicetouch Beauty, said: “The boys are raising money for a great cause.”

With wife Susan, Mr Willis ran the pub for more than 20 years and won CAMRA North Oxfordshire Pub of the Year in 2005.

To donate, go to justgiving. com/MikeWillisKatharineHouseHospice