Network Norwich and Norfolk > People > Norfolk priest loses her hair for Mind charity

DebCousinsHairShave540
Norfolk priest loses her hair for Mind charity 

Norfolk community priest and City Pastor in Norwich, Rev Deb Cousins, has lost all of her hair to raise money for Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind.

DebCousins450

Deb (pictured right before the event) had all her hair shaved off by her hairdresser Fleur at Badersfield Community Church on Friday November 24.

After her hair-raising experience, Deb said: " I have yet to go out into the cold, so I may need more hats than I think! Thanks to all those of you lovely people who have given so generously to supporting me with your giving. Stands well over £500+ so far."

Explaining why she agreed to the close shave, Deb said: “I had a car accident in March this year. I escaped pretty much intact - the car was a right off - but I realised how fortunate I was to be alive. I knew this was a chance to re-evaluate my life, and make some changes.

“So, as I slowly recovered, as well as not being able to drive for six months, I thought through a new approach to life with a new passion;  a 'just do it' risking rather than worry too about whether to or not.

“It was like getting a new life - and new me. I have wondered if I would dare to shave my air off for several years, so, the new Deb said 'Let's do it!'

“So many people don't have the chance to realise their true potential. My own experience of burnout and recovery 20 years ago, and later doing mental health befriending, taught me so much about how lack of confidence and motivation overwhelm people. This is also true for those who we find living on the street, due to all sorts of circumstances. 

“I will learn what it is like to be exposed to the elements and possibly people’s stares. If I can outdo my target raised, all to the good. By supporting our local Mind charity, you and I can make a difference. Why not be a little crazy too and donate too.”

To donate visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/deb-cousins 


Do you appreciate our service and stories?

The Network Norwich & Norfolk website has been published for over 13 years now and we have an established team of professional journalists covering the activities, organisations and churches which make up the county’s Christian community. Our whole purpose is to support that community by daily providing accurate, unbiased stories and features.

To pay for that service, we rely on our partner organisations, advertisers and readers to, in turn, support us financially. We want to keep the website free for everyone to access and continue to be able to pay for writers to produce the content you can enjoy every day.

We would like to ask you to consider supporting our work and suggest you might want to make a small regular donation of just £1 a week and become one of our 100 Friends, or a larger one-off or annual amount.

Because we are part of a registered charity we can reclaim Gift Aid on your donations if you are a tax-payer.

Click here to fill out a standing order form and to add an extra 25% for free via Gift Aid

Click below to donate instantly via a credit or debit card or Paypal


 Recommended reading 
Not rated. Write the first review or comment
ImpressBloc640
Site Search

 Norfolk services........ 

 Accommodation......... 


Twitter-button  facebookbutton

 

Sign up for our
free e-newsletter


Send us your latest local news and events

Loading...