head shave raises over £1,900 for eating disorders charity
Burnham-On-Sea fundraiser has raised more than £1,900 for
an eating disorder charity.
Holbrow has suffered with an eating disorder for over 30 years
and has held the head shave to raise awareness and funds for Beat,
a charity which helps those affected by eating disorders or difficulties
with food, weight or shape.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I've turned to Beat on and off
over the years, especially in the early days when they were known
as the Eating Disorders Association."
am passionate about mental illnesses in general, especially helping
to break the stigma associated with it."
would like to feel as though some good has come out of a scary
and unpleasant journey, and doing something positive to help in
some small way would, in turn, help me too."
would give my life to prevent one young person going down a similar
journey as mine - an existence dominated by fear of food, nutrition
and weight is a living hell."
thanked all those who have supported her fundraiser to support
my surprise I was very excited on the day, and that was helped
by having Jack, my Border Terrier with me, and the support of
all the girls and especially my hairdresser Lorna Hucker at Unwind
Hair & Beauty in Berrow. I think Lorna was more nervous than
added: "I quite like the fact I don't need to even think
about what my hair looks like, so I'm quite liking the new look."
who wish to support her can do so online here.