June 9, 2021

David puts his beard on the line for us!

St Neots local, David Lee, has launched a colourful fundraising campaign which enables those who donate to vote on whether he dyes his beard a bright shade of blue, yellow, red or orange.

St Neots local, David Lee, has launched a colourful fundraising campaign which enables those who donate to vote on whether he dyes his beard a bright shade of blue, yellow, red or orange. His efforts will culminate in a grand reveal at Mr. Barbers in St Neots on Tuesday 22nd June at 11am when he leaves with his newly styled, eye-catching beard.

All of this is in aid of promoting positive mental health and raising funds for us. It is a cause close to David’s heart having experienced significant mental health challenges himself just four years ago. Since then, David has become an active volunteer for CPSL Mind and a non-executive director of The Sun Network.

Speaking about his ‘Beardy Journey’, David says, “I thought this would be a good way to raise awareness for mental health and the importance of looking after your wellbeing. Mental health conditions can affect anyone, even me, so I’m going to dye my beard a funky, bright colour to raise funds so that CPSL Mind can continue to support local people.”

“If you see me walking around St Neots with a brightly coloured beard, please remember it’s so important to be kind to yourself and take care of your wellbeing”

The generosity David has shown in volunteering his time (and beard!) is now being reflected in community support for his fundraising efforts, including from Mr. Barbers in St Neots who have kindly donated their time and hair dye to make this happen.

David also has the backing of the Mayor of St Neots, Stephen Ferguson, who said, “As a fellow bearded man, I fully endorse David’s fundraising activity, not only because it is raising money for CPSL Mind, but because it raises awareness of all the great work they do in our community. Most of all I hope that David’s beard-dying will be a vehicle that helps more people talk honestly about their mental health.”

Catherine Keating, our Community Fundraiser said, “We are so proud of David and his quest to help others and lift their spirits. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting people’s mental wellbeing in many different ways and, in response to increased levels of anxiety, isolation and loneliness, we have adapted our existing services – and developed new ones. With demand for our services remaining high we are extremely grateful to David for highlighting the importance of having fun whilst helping others.”

If you would like to support David in his endeavour, please click on the JustGiving Link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/beardyjourney

If you would like more information on how you could fundraise for us, then please visit: https://www.cpslmind.org.uk/join-us/fundraise-for-us/ where you can find fundraising ideas that are fun and Covid-19 safe or contact Community Fundraiser Catherine Keating on: catherine.keating@cpslmind.org.uk

Other Posts

Fundraising

April 29, 2021

On Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th April, over one hundred runners took part in the second annual Fenland Running Club Social Distanced Relay.

Girl with plaited pigtails talking a selfie in a blue CPSL Mind tshirt

Fundraising

May 26, 2021

Rhiann Ward completed more than 5km a day for 28 days between 17th April and 14th May 2021, reaching a total of 140km in order to raise money to support us.

Two women in front of a Sharman Quinney sign holding a cheque for CPSL Mind for £1,580

Fundraising

April 7, 2021

We were delighted when local estate and letting agents, Sharman Quinney made a wonderful donation of £1,580, raised from a raffle at their Top Achievers Awards night, held virtually on 6th February 2021.

Sign up to

our newsletter

Sign up to receive bi-monthly news and updates from CPSL Mind. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Newsletter

Consent(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.