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Ruth's Wig Free Week

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Ruth McPherson

I went wig-free for a week to fundraise for Autoimmune Alopecia Research UK.

Raising money for
Autoimmune Alopecia Research UK

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Total raised
£10,146.99

Target
£10000.00

100%

Donations accepted until 01-02-2016

Donations closed

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About

I have had alopecia totalis for almost ten years, since I left school age 18. That summer, my hair began to fall out and three months later, I was completely bald. Losing my hair was extremely traumatic, as I didn't understand what was happening to my body, and was unable to control it.

Alopecia is an autoimmune disease which occurs when the immune system attacks healthy hair follicles, often causing permanent hair loss. Although not damaging to physical health, alopecia can have severe effects on quality of life and emotional health.

Over time, and with incredible support from my friends and family, I have grown more confident about my appearance, however I still feel the need to wear a wig every day.

Undertaking the challenge of Wig Free Week is a huge step for me, but I hope it will be a liberating one!

Event details

Wig Free Week

Wig Free Week will be the first time I have ever gone out in public without my wig for an extended period of time, and the first time that I have shared photographs of my bald head.

Please sponsor me to go wig-free and raise money for AAR-UK! They are a fantastic charity working to set up the UK’s first biobank for autoimmune alopecia research. The data they collect will prove invaluable to finding out what causes alopecia and may one day help find a cure to help sufferers across the world.

The Youtube links above contain a video about AAR-UK and one about my story. You can also visit my blog to find out more:

https://livingwithalopeciablog.wordpress.com/

Event date

26-October-2015 00:00  - 
01-November-2015 23:55

Event type

Wig Free Week

Event is completed

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Donations

so very proud of your strength , courage, and efforts! Love, Barbara and Bruce
Donation by Barbara and Bruce Travins
on 31-01-2016
£30.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 31-01-2016
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Xxxxx
Donation by Litsy
on 31-01-2016
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
J'admire ton courage et ta volonté, continue comme ça Ruth, tu es un bel exemple ;)
Donation by David Ferrero
on 31-01-2016
£5.00
£0.00 gift aid
Sorry it's taken me so long to donate. Your campaign has been excellent and I have been inspired your amazing confidence. Harri xxxx
Donation by HK
on 31-01-2016
£40.00
£0.00 gift aid
Rock on Roots! xx
Donation by Cazza
on 29-01-2016
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Ruth you are AMAZING!!!!
Donation by Matty C
on 13-01-2016
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-01-2016
Donations from the GA Carol Concerts in Edinburgh and London
Donation by Gordonstoun Association
on 13-01-2016
£633.17
£0.00 gift aid
Finally got round to donating, as I promised. Fantastic stuff for an under promoted cause.
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-01-2016
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £10,031.99
Offline Donations: £115.00
Total Raised: £10,146.99
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £10,146.99

Donations closed

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