Forget the no make-up selfie craze – heavy metal fan Aron Randall is taking things to new extremes by cross-dressing for a whole week to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
A schoolgirl, a secretary and a French maid are just some of the outfits that 24-year-old Aron, from Cinderford, will wear as he goes about his daily business this week.
The security guard, who is working on a building site in Cinderford, has had his body waxed, had fake nails and eyelashes applied and had a spray tan in preparation for the challenge which starts today, Saturday.
“It is for such a great cause so I am going all out for this,” said Aron, who will also be dressing up as a Barbie girl and a rock chick.
“I might have to put on some protective clothing while at work but other than that I will be in a different women’s outfit every day. I have always been the sort of person who doesn’t care what other people think about me so I am not worried if people give me funny looks and think it is weird. I am actually really excited about it. I think it will be quite liberating.”
Aron was inspired to take on the challenge of dressing up as a woman for a week after seeing friends taking part in the no make-up selfies craze on Facebook.
Women were encouraged to take photographs of themselves with no make-up on to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Aron has set up a Facebook page dedicated to his challenge, which has already attracted more than 3,000 members, and he will be uploading photographs and video diaries throughout the week.
He is also encouraging people to nominate him to do various tasks while dressed as a woman in exchange for a donation.
“It can be anything from doing the housework to trying to get a man to buy me a drink in a bar,” Aron said.
So far Aron has raised £115 but he is hoping to raise more than £500 by the end of the week.
“The charity doesn’t get any funding from the Government and relies on donations,” said Aron, who lost his nan to lung cancer at Christmas when he was a child.
“Waking up on Christmas morning to hear that news was horrible.
“It doesn’t matter who you are, you or someone you are close to will be affected by cancer at some point in your life.”
To donate text ARON89 with the amount to 70070 or donate at Aron Randall's Just Giving page