Hot off the heels of the success of ITV’s WOS wrestling, two of the young stars of the show have taken on their greatest opponent yet: a bucket of custard, as they were gunged for St. Vincent’s Hospice as part of Hospice Care Week.
Real-life couple from Johnstone, Stevie Boy (one half of the charismatic tag team ‘Just Uz’) and WOS Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray, were two of the standout stars of the recently rebooted TV series which saw professional wrestling return to mainstream television in the UK for the first time since the 1980s.
Focusing on the theme of “I heart my hospice”, Hospice Care Week 2018 aims to raise the profile and encourage discussion around the important role they play communities across the UK. With first-hand experience of the care offered by St. Vincent’s, the duo volunteered to help out in whatever way they could.
Commenting on the challenge, Stevie Boy said: “St. Vincent’s holds a very special place in my heart, they looked after my mum before she passed, so I know first-hand how important everything they do is, and the difference this makes. This year is their 30th Anniversary, and I can’t imagine how many families they have helped through difficult times.
If I can do anything to help raise awareness and give something back, I’m happy to…even if that does mean getting a bucket of custard poured over my head.”
A specialist provider of palliative and Hospice care for people and families affected by life-limiting conditions from all across Renfrewshire, St. Vincent’s are asking people to take on a “30 Challenge” as part of their anniversary celebrations, to help raise vital funds for their services. Putting a 30th spin on the Custard Challenge, the pair were doused with a whopping 30 servings in aid of the local charity.
Kay Lee Ray, the first ever female to hold a championship on ITV wrestling, said: “One of the really heart-warming things about being a part of WOS is all the messages of support we have been sent from fans saying how much fun they have had watching the show or how much they’ve enjoyed watching us. In a way, it kind of gives us a responsibility to be a role model, especially for children and young people, so I think it’s important that we show how important it is to give something back and support charity.”
Chief Executive of St. Vincent’s Hospice, Kate Lennon said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Stevie and Kay Lee have decided to take part in our 30th Anniversary Celebrations in such a fantastic, fun, way, and we cannot thank them enough for their support! To have the involvement of two such young, energetic, and high profile members of our community is incredible, and goes a long way in continuing to help us raise awareness and vital funds for our services.
“As we celebrate Hospice Care Week 2018, we are actively encouraging as many people as possible to get involved and help us continue to deliver the vital care that we offer to people from all walks of the community every single day. Once again, on behalf of all of us at St. Vincent’s, thank you!”
To support Stevie and Kay Lee’s Custard Challenge, just text “STVH £1” (or however much you would like to donate) to 70070. Alternatively, take your own Custard Challenge and tag @StVincentsHosp on Twitter, Instagram and www.Facebook.com/