COMIC relief is striking fear into the heart of a Darwen man who has agreed to have his legs waxed for the cause.

Michael Lyons, Darwen Leisure Centre manager, will be getting hot under the collar, and on the legs, in a few days time when the heated wax is applied to his legs in the centre's gym on Friday.

He said: "I'm quite nervous but at the end of the day it's for a good cause so I don't mind so much."

Meanwhile, exercise fanatics are invited to a sponsored aerobics circuit on Wednesday night 7.30pm to 8.45pm when all proceeds will go to Comic Relief.

Michael said: "We are hoping to fill up the main hall, which will accommodate around 80 people.

"Altogether, we are hoping to raise around £600."

For more information on the events, contact the Leisure Centre on 01254 771511.